China denies port call request for German frigate: Berlin

A German frigate travelling across the Indo-Pacific in a show of support for allies in the region has been denied a request to make a port call in Shanghai, the German foreign ministry said on Wednesday.The decision, announced by Beijing after weeks of stalling, deals a blow to German hopes that a Chinese stop could help defuse tensions over the naval mission.“After a period of reflection, China has decided that it does not want a port visit by the German frigate Bayern and we have taken note…

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