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US carrier in Hong Kong after bombers fly over S. China Sea

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By – Associated Press – Wednesday, November 21, 2018 HONG KONG (AP) – A U.S. aircraft carrier docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday, days after a pair of American B-52 bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea. The arrival of the USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group in the Asian financial hub comes after rejected a similar request by another U.S. Navy ship amid a spike in tensions between the countries’ militaries. The Reagan’s visit is being seen as a friendly gesture ahead of a planned meeting later this month between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping that will mark the first time they’ve sat down together since the start of a bitter trade . has demanded the U.S. cease military activity of all kind near its South China Sea island claims that it has been rapidly fortifying. The U.S. says it takes no stance on sovereignty claims, but will continue to sail and operate wherever international law permits. In late September, a Chinese destroyer came close to the USS Decatur in the South China Sea in what the U.S. Navy called an “unsafe and unprofessional maneuver.” The Navy said in a statement that during the Reagan’s visit, interactions will take place with Hong Kong citizens through sports, community relations projects and tours of the carrier. More than 4,400 men and women are usually aboard the ship. “The abundant growth and prosperity that surrounds us in Hong Kong is what the United States Seventh Fleet seeks to preserve for all nations in this important region,” Rear Adm. Karl O. Thomas, commander of Carrier Strike Group 5, said in the statement. In comments Tuesday to Hong Kong television, Thomas said the U.S. and Chinese militaries are able to maintain a professional relationship, despite tensions. “When we’re out at sea, we have a mission to do, and we come out and operate around each other and we do it professionally,” Thomas said. Mea…


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