Hong Kong, China - Peoples Republic of
USS PARTIOT ARRIVES AT VICTORIA HARBOUR IN HONG KONG.
USS Patriot, one of two U.S. minesweepers, arrives Hong Kong's Victoria
Harbour July 26, 2001. China has approved the visits of two U.S.
warships, USS Patriot and USS Guardian, to the territory amid signs of
a rapproachment between Beijing and Washington after relations were
soured by a collision between an American spy plane and a Chinese
fighter jet in April. A spokeswoman at the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong
said they were the first approvals for navy vessels since the EP-3