US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet on Monday with Vice President Han Zheng, the latest top-level dialogue in days between the rival powers.
The US State Department said on its public schedule that Blinken will meet Han in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
That's after Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is also the foreign policy director, held talks over the weekend with US President Joe Biden's national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, in Malta.
The United States says it is eager to keep open lines of communication with China to manage the frequent tensions between the world's two largest economies.
Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen have both travelled this year to Beijing, resuming contact between the two sides. (AFP)