The Kitty Hawk battle group tried to make a long-scheduled visit to Hong Kong last Thanksgiving, but was told upon arrival that officials there had not received notification from Beijing to grant access.
Here’s a shot of the Nimitz from last summer:
U.S. Navy Capts. Michael Manazir, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), David Woods, former commander of Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11), and Thomas Downing, newly appointed commander of CVW-11, fly over the Nim itz in F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft during the change of command ceremony over the Pacific Ocean July 31, 2007. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Knoll)