US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen arrived in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Thursday, according to an AFP journalist travelling with her, kicking off a visit aimed at stabilising ties between the two powers.

Yellen arrived in Guangzhou just after 6:00 pm (1000 GMT). She will stay in China until Tuesday and is set to meet with Chinese Premier Li Qiang and Vice Premier He Lifeng, as well as central bank governor Pan Gongsheng and Finance Minister Lan Fo'an.