The US anti-submarine-warfare destroyer "USS CUSHING" arrived in the east China's port city Qingdao, Shandong Province Friday for a four-day goodwill visit to China.
That is the seventh visit to the city by US naval vessels. The destroyer, with a crew of 351, is from the US Pacific Fleet. The ships is headed by captain Steven Mucklow.
Mucklow and his officers, who were welcomed by the North China Fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) at a function upon their arrival, met with Major General Chen Axi, vice commander of the North China Fleet.
During the visit, navy men from the two countries are expected to visit the vessels and play basketball and hold tug-of-war contests.
(Xinhua News Agency September 25, 2004)