China has said it will loosen restrictions on international air travel that were put in place to control coronavirus.
The move came hours after the US pushed Beijing to allow US airlines to resume flights to the country.
If the government did not act, the US said it would retaliate by barring passenger flights from China from 16 June.
The dispute came amid rising tensions between the two economic giants.
In recent weeks the countries have sparred over coronavirus and China’s policies in Hong Kong.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Zhao Lijian said the two sides had been in close communication on the subject of air travel.
“Now China has announced the policy adjustment,” he said at a press conference. “We hope the US will not create obstacles for resolving this issue.”