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Liaoning – a massive Chinese aircraft carrier arrives in Hong Kong on maiden visit; check out images

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Fri July 07 2017, 1:55 pm
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    China's first operational aircraft carrier arrived in Hong Kong for the first time in a display of military might less than a week after a high-profile visit by president Xi Jinping. The Liaoning steamed into port with its escort of two guided missile destroyers and a missile frigate, dropping anchor at a naval base across from the skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island. (Reuters)

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    Xi's trip marked 20 years since Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain, and analysts said it left little doubt that Beijing viewed the city as a destabilising hotbed of unacceptable political dissent. (Reuters)

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    Authorities are distributing 2,000 tickets for visits to the ships, limited to Hong Kong permanent residents. (Reuters)

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    Authorities have also set up a temporary no-fly zone in the area where the Liaoning will be berthed near the city's Tsing Ma suspension bridge. (AP Photo)

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    The 305 metre-long (1,000 feet) Liaoning, a secondhand Soviet ship built nearly 30 years ago and commissioned in 2012, arrived in the city at around 7:30 am. (Reuters)

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    The country's national defence ministry had said the Liaoning, named after a northeastern Chinese province, was part of a flotilla on a "routine training mission". (Reuters)

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    It would mark the 20th anniversary of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) entering the city. (Reuters)

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    Enthusiasm for the aircraft carrier was high with people queueing overnight at the PLA garrison in central Hong Kong for public tour tickets earlier this. (Reuters)

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    After the handover in 1997, some feared the PLA would be heavy-handed given the army's crackdown on student protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. (Reuters)

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    Instead they have maintained a low profile and are barred from interfering in local affairs.(AP Photo)

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    China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier in April, but it is not expected to enter service until around 2020 once it has been fully equipped and armed. (AP Photo)

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