U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had an "extended exchange of views on U.S.-China relations" in New York with high-ranking Chinese official Yang Jiechi , according to the U.S. State Department.
No details have been provided regarding the meeting on Tuesday, local time, but it is speculated that the demonstrations in Hong Kong could have been in the agenda.
Washington and Beijing have been on a standoff regarding the situation in Hong Kong but both sides are hoping for it to be resolved without violence.
Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence has confirmed that Chinese troops are moving to the border with Hong Kong. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that advised everyone should stay calm to resolve this issue.
On the same day, China denied requests for port visits to Hong Kong by two U.S. Navy ships, according to the United States Pacific Fleet.