The US Navy objected to China's decision to deny an American aircraft carrier group and other vessels access to the Hong Kong port, Reuters reported. The American commander of the US Pacific Command, which is responsible for all US military activities in the Pacific region, said China's action showed it was not meeting its obligations as a "responsible nation." China denied entry to Hong Kong to the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier and eight accompanying ships it for a Thanksgiving holiday visit. Separately, access was also denied to the USS Guardian and USS Patriot, which were seeking shelter from a storm. According to the US, China has not explained its actions. American military officials said Hong Kong remained a reliable port for US ships, although more cooperation between the two countries was required.