The Trump administration in its own notice announcing the U.S. delegation did not specify how long the visit would last, saying only that talks between the two countries were "beginning Monday".
The talks went ahead despite tensions over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada on US charges related to possible violations of trade sanctions against Iran.
"The main thing is the administration's implied progress on talks with China - that's something that market sees as very important", said Rick Meckler, partner at Cherry Lane Investments.
Neither side gave details of their agenda but Gerrish's delegation includes agriculture, energy, commerce, treasury and State Department officials.
Beijing confirmed the sail-by, calling it a violation of China's sovereignty which has damaged "peace, safety and order" in the South China Sea.
The United States and China extended trade talks late into a second day in Beijing on Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the meetings said, as the world's two largest economies looked to resolve a bitter trade dispute.
The statement came as trade talks between China and the United States were under way in Beijing, the first round of face-to-face discussions since both sides agreed to a 90-day truce in a trade war that has roiled worldwide markets.
Before the talks ended earlier on Tuesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters at a regular briefing in Beijing that "I believe we will release a detailed readout after they are concluded".
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"The relevant action by the US vessel violated Chinese laws and relevant worldwide laws, infringed upon China's sovereignty, and undermined peace, security and order of the relevant waters", Lu said. Trump has given U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer until March 1 to negotiate an accord with the Chinese on "structural changes" to Beijing's state-driven economic model.
The US guided-missile destroyer McCampbell sailed near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea as officials of both the countries kicked off their first face-to-face talks here to resolve the trade dispute during which the world's top two economies have imposed import duties on more than Dollars 300 billion of each other's goods. Over the past two days, talks have been under way between the United States and China to find a way to end the conflict.
They are different to the Spratley Islands - a series of artificial islands constructed by the Chinese and which have been fitted with military bases and airfields.
Beijing asserts almost all of the South China Sea as its territory, while Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam all claim parts. "Our sense is that there's good progress on the purchase piece", said one person familiar with the talks.
"It is imperative for the two sides to create enabling environment for the talks at this time", he said.
The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.4 percent in the third quarter, and unemployment is at a five-decade low.
It is unclear if Beijing will yield to key USA demands over trade imbalances, market access, and more protection for intellectual property. There is no question that the Chinese want the deal, they need the deal.