US accuses China government of blocking US airlines flying to China

The US Transportation Department is trying to persuade China to allow the resumption of US passenger flights in.

  • Reuters says the department notes that Delta and United want to resume passenger flights to China in June – but said US government talks with China had failed to produce an agreement
  • The dept temporarily blocked some China flights inbound the US this week.

More detail at that link above. This does seem to be a minor sort of spat, but as I noted previously, add it to the list if issues between the US and China:

  • coronavirus origin and spread
  • trade
  • tension over new rules from Beijing to be imposed on Hong Kong 
  • Taiwan
  • and maybe nuclear tests soon? 

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