Relations between the U.S. and China might be tense, but there was a sign the two countries can still agree on some things Tuesday (August 18).
The U.S. Transportation Department announced it will allow four Chinese airlines currently flying to the United States to double flights to eight weekly round-trips.
It comes as Beijing allows U.S. carriers to double flights to China.
Earlier this year, U.S. airlines stopped flights to China due to the global health crisis.
And in January, President Trump banned almost all non-U.S. citizens from traveling to the United States from China.
After Tuesday's agreement, United Airlines said it would operate four flights a week from San Francisco to Shanghai from early September.
Rival Delta is also eligible to go up to four flights.
The U.S. Transportation Department said if China allows more flights it would respond in kind.
Tuesday's move comes after months of tensions.
In June, Washington warned it could ban Chinese passenger flights altogether after Beijing did not immediately agree to restore flights by U.S. airlines.