China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning arrives in Hong Kong

China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning arrives in Hong Kong

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China’s first operational aircraft carrier Liaoning has arrived in Hong Kong.
Its first trip outside mainland China is part of the events marking the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China.

Its follows Xi Jinping’s visit last week, his first as Chinese president.
The Liaoning’s presence has been viewed by some as a show of force by Beijing, but many in Hong Kong have also queued for free tickets to tour the ship.
It is accompanied by three warships, and will be anchored near Hong Kong’s Tsing Yi island for five days. -BBC

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