Speaking of getting your "facts" straight, Phxinterrupted...
...it was never revealed "where" the ship was when the bugs were planted. But, speculation was that they were planted AFTER the Chinese took delivery from the innocent San Antonio company. Read the articles covering this story from the San Antonio newspapers:
Jan-19 Was China jet bugged in S.A.?
Jan-20 S.A. firm probes China jet bugging story
Jan-21 China swept jet for bugs while in S.A.
Jan-21 Powell says government leaders still silent
Jan-27 Answers to jet bugging may never be known
Jan-27 China unlikely to bug Bush about listening devices
2/15 The Washington Times
Chinese official eyed in bugging of plane
Chinese President Jiang Zemin believes fellow Politburo member Li Peng is behind the
planting of electronic listening devices aboard the president's new U.S. jetliner,
according to a classified State Department intelligence report.Mr. Jiang is said by U.S.
intelligence officials to be convinced that Mr. Li ordered the aircraft bugging to listen in
on the Chinese president's discussions of financial corruption related to Mr. Li's wife
and children.The... (must pay for the rest of the story)