China's first aircraft carrier sailed into Hong Kong waters on Friday in the latest show of the country's growing military might at a time of heightened regional tensions.
Tourists and residents gathered early to catch a glimpse of the massive carrier on its maiden visit to Hong Kong, part of celebrations marking 20 years since the handover of the city from British to Chinese rule.
The Liaoning was accompanied by several other naval ships from its strike group, with jet fighters and helicopters visible on the flight deck alongside hundreds of crew dressed in white uniforms.
"The Liaoning's visit shows that China is a militarily superior country," said Jack Chan, a retired businessman, who was watching the aircraft carrier from an oceanfront park.
Every nation has their right to display their militay might, if chings want to see our might, we should invite them on Republic day
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Secular Indian - 16 hours ago
Ya, a great chance to see all kinds of ARMs from all over the world in one day and in one place! You will see great stuff from Russia, France, Britain, US, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Israel, on and on, EXCEPT Pakistan and INDIA itself. Everyone should attend and be proud of India.
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If India has started copying from the West, we would have also had indegenious warships by now GSLV would have been launched in 1995...but we did things on our own...and India deserves credit for that
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abc zisan - 13 hours ago
hahahahhahahah you are wrong man
it can see acrobat performances as well. like 100 men riding on 1 motorcycle
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Showing their power to HongKong so they can frightened the anti-chinese people of HongKong and it is their way to bully others
This must be China's response to the Malabar Exercise by US, Japan, India, Australia and Singapore in IOR scheduled shortly. China hopes to scare away others from what seas it has encroached and has illegitimate ambitions in.