|USS Ronald Reagan in Hong Kong harbour, October 2017|
Tall building: the International Commercial Centre in Kowloon
Now, I went by the RR on the way to town on our ferry from Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, to Central., while she was here. But no way we could be that close. If only! That photo above was by China's press agency Xinhua.
This is all part of the Great Game, as China wants to show Little Rocket Man, Kim Jong-un, that it's with the United States, so watch out.
Things since have got a bit more tense, but still neither side, neither the US, nor North Korea, is prepping its forces.
Fingers crossed, toes too.... a fight in this part of the world between US and NK would be a disaster, plain and simple.
The only way forward seems to be to treat it as we did the Soviet Union in the Cold War: contain and deter.