U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson arrives in Hong Kong on 4-day visit

14:50, May 22, 2011      

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The American aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, sailed into Hong Kong sea waters Sunday morning on a 4-day visit after winning the approval from the Chinese central government.

The USS Carl Vinson, from where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's body was buried at sea, was escorted by three ships.

Several thousand crew members of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group are expected to enjoy the sights of Hong Kong.

The visit by USS Carl Vinson caused concerns among Hong Kong citizens given its involvement in the U.S. operation leading to the killing of bin Laden. But Secretary for Security of Hong Kong Special Administration Region government Ambrose Lee said the threat of the terrorist attack on Hong Kong is currently "moderate".

Source: Xinhua
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