In brief: Key moments during 40 years of China-US relations

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In this Sept. 16, 2018, photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. The American Chamber of Commerce in China says Beijing will “dig its heels in” after U.S. tariff hikes and appealed for a negotiated end to their trade battle. The chamber on Tuesday, Sept. 18 warned a “downward spiral” appears certain after President Donald Trump approved a tariff hike on $200 billion of Chinese imports in a dispute over Beijing’s technology policy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

From the CGTN America special feature: 40 Years & Beyond – China reform and opening up

The United States and the People’s Republic of China announced on December 16, 1978 in a Joint Communiqué that the two governments would establish diplomatic relations on January 1, 1979.

Since then, there have been many important moments in the relationship between the United States and China. We have outlined some of them:

From ping-pong to pandas, over the decades China and the United States have found ways to connect on a personal level that led to better relations between the two countries.

From the CGTN America special feature: 40 Years & Beyond – China reform and opening up