Sino-US relations 中美关系
Sino /saɪnɒ/ adj. 中国人的，中国的 (Sinopec: 中石化)
Forty years ago this month, 3,000 cases of Coca-Cola arrived in Beijing and Guangzhou from Hong Kong by train, marking a long-awaited return of the iconic US beverage to the Chinese mainland.
The shipment came immediately after the People's Republic of China and the United States established diplomatic relations on Jan. 1, 1979, a historical event that has changed the political and economic landscape of the world over the past four decades.
"Psychologically, we had been ready for the moment for a long time," said Zhang Jiantao, vice president of Coca-Cola Greater China, Republic of Korea, and Mongolia. "For a multinational company like Coca-Cola, it was impossible not to explore the Chinese market. It was not a question of if, but how to return to the mainland."
With strong complementarity, China and the US have forged deeply-intertwined economic and trade ties over the past four decades, benefiting businesses and people from both sides.
long-awaited adj. 被期待已久的
Beverage n. 饮料
Chinese mainland 中国大陆
diplomatic relations 外交关系
political and economic landscape 政治与经济格局
Greater China 大中华区
Complementarity n. 互补性；补充；补足
Sino-US relations have undergone serious difficulties, which were entirely due to the unwise China policy of the United States.