7 July 2017
China's first aircraft carrier sailed into Hong Kong on Friday. The latest show of the country's growing military might at a time of heightened regional tensions. Tourists and residents gathered early to catch massive carrier on its maiden visit to Hong Kong. TOURIST, SEAN MORAN <<< "Well, I don't think there's any doubt that China is a military power that needs to be reckoned with. It'll be interesting to see how it will play out in the coming days - the reaction of Hong Kong and reaction of the world and see how they play out. But I don't think there's any question that China might and should be taken into consideration." The Liaoning began sea trials as China's first aircraft carrier in 2011 and has more recently conducted fully integrated drills with its complement of J-15 jet fighters and a variety of support ships.