The San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson arrived in Hong Kong on December 27th for a three-day port visit. The arrival of the enormous nuclear-powered aircraft carrier made big news in the territory, with dozens of Hong Kong journalists scrambling to talk to the handful of Cantonese-speaking crew members.
The Vinson's Facebook posted a video clip of a Hong Kong television station's coverage of the carrier's arrival. I find it fascinating how the Hong Kong reporter attempts to tie the Vinson's deployment to the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on December 17th. The Vinson left San Diego on November 30th, so the Navy must be clairvoyant.
CLICK HERE to watch the video clip.