The Chinese carrier Liaoning visits Hong Kong

Despite the bad weather and intermittent showers, many Hongkongese were curious enough this Sunday, to take a walk past the HK Disneyland pier to get a better view of the sole Chinese aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.

A photoshoot occasion

With a good dose of propaganda by the Beijing-held SCMP, many locals, photographers and ordinary inhabitants took the 500 m walk to the best position to observe the training ship and snap shots.

While just a training ship, the Liaoning will have at least raised interest from locals and allowed Beijing to put a positive spin on the 20 yrs of the handover of Hong Kong, amidst continuing tensions.