China's Liaoning aircraft carrier and its escort sails into Victoria Harbour on Friday morning. Photo: Sam Tsang

Photo rules relaxed on Liaoning as senior officials among first guests invited onto Chinese aircraft carrier during its Hong Kong visit

Guests were able to take photos of two J-15 fighter jets inside hangar but only chief executive Carrie Lam and former leaders Leung Chun-ying and Tung Chee-hwa had opportunity to go on flight deck

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China's Liaoning aircraft carrier and its escort sails into Victoria Harbour on Friday morning. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.

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Shirley Zhao

Shirley joined the Post in 2013 after reporting from China for a Hong Kong-based magazine. She has covered education, and now focuses on housing, land and planning.

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Chow Chung-yan

Chung-yan joined the SCMP as a summer intern in 1998. Over the past two decades he has risen through the ranks to the role of Executive Editor via the City, China and Business desks.