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USS Ronald Reagan visits Hong Kong in hint of pre-summit thaw

Vessel's docking marks turnaround from China's refusal to harbor warship

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan pulls into Hong Kong on Nov. 21. Chinese People's Liberation Army officials were invited to tour the vessel and observe fighter jet exercises. (U.S. Navy photo)

HONG KONG -- An American aircraft carrier docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday for the first time since another warship was turned away in September, as China appears to extend an olive branch ahead of a summit meeting with the U.S.

The nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan was accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville -- equipped with the Aegis combat system -- and guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis D. Wilbur, according to the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet.

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