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German Frigate “Bayern” will skip Shanghai

The frigate “Bayern” will not visit the port of Shanghai due to opposition from Beijing. “China has decided after some deliberation that it does not want the German frigate to visit the port, and we have taken note of that,” a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said in Berlin on Wednesday, according to German news agency dpa. China’s Foreign Ministry had earlier requested more information about the frigate’s intentions in the South China Sea before approving the pending request for a port visit to Shanghai (China.Table reported).

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