The Chinese government is not going to allow a U.S. Navy warship to dock in Hong Kong.
Neither the U.S. nor China gave a specific reason for why the USS Wasp and its more than 1,000 sailors were denied a port visit in October.
But Beijing's decision follows the Trump administration sanctioning one of China's military units and its director over its purchases of Russian fighter planes and missile equipment.
A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry said the government approves visits on a case-by-case basis.
CNN reports China last refused a visit in 2016 when it wouldn't allow the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier to visit Hong Kong.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.