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HKFP Lens: Aboard the 97,000-ton, 1,096-foot USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier as it visits Hong Kong

USS Ronald Reagan anchored in Hong Kong for a port visit on Wednesday in what analysts believe to be a sign of goodwill ahead of a meeting between China president Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump.

The 97, 000-ton vessel which towers 20 stories above the waterline anchored in Tsing Yi alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur, and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville.

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USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

Rear Admiral Karl O. Thomas on USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Ronald Reagan. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier (16)

USS Chancellorsville. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

HKFP Lens: Aboard the 97,000-ton, 1,096-foot USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier as it visits Hong Kong