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.

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

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Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.