China denies German warship entry into harbour, Berlin says

China denies German warship entry into harbour, Berlin says

China denies German warship entry into harbour, Berlin says BERLIN (Reuters) - China has denied a German warship entry into a local harbour, a German foreign ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday. The ship involved is the "Bayern" frigate, the spokesperson told a news briefing, but did not identify the Chinese harbour. The vessel set sail https://www.reuters.com/world/china/german-warship-heads-south-china-sea-amid-tension-with-beijing-2021-08-02 from Germany last month for a six-month mission to the South China Sea. "China has decided that it does not want a harbour visit, and we took notice of that," the spokesperson said. China's defence and foreign ministries did not immediately reply to request for comment on Wednesday evening in Beijing. China claims swathes of the South China Sea and has established military outposts on artificial islands in the waters that contain gas fields …
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