A choreographed deal between the US and China over the fate of a blind Chinese human rights activist appeared to be unravelling last night, creating further tensions between the two countries as they prepared for crucial talks.
cho·reo·graph /ˈkorijəˌgræf, Brit ˈkɒrijəˌgrɑ:f/ verb
cho·reo·graphs; cho·reo·graphed; cho·reo·graph·ing
[+ obj] : to decide how a dancer or group of dancers will move during a performance
▪ She was hired to choreograph the ballet routines.— often used figuratively ▪ He carefully choreographed the meeting. [=he arranged the details of the meeting very carefully]▪ The group had choreographed all aspects of the banquet.
— cho·re·og·ra·pher /ˌkoriˈɑ:grəfɚ/noun, plural cho·re·og·ra·phers [count]
un·rav·el /ˌʌnˈrævəl/ verb
un·rav·els; US un·rav·eled or British un·rav·elled; US un·rav·el·ing or British un·rav·el·ling
1: to cause the separate threads of something to come apart [+ obj] ▪ unravel the yarn▪ unravel a rope [no obj] ▪ This will keep the ends of the rope from unraveling. [=fraying]
2 [+ obj] : to find the correct explanation for (something that is difficult to understand)
▪ Scientists are still unraveling the secrets/mysteries of DNA.
3 [no obj] : to fail or begin to fail
▪ Their plans unraveled when she lost her job.▪ His frequent absences from home caused his marriage to unravel.▪ I feel like my life is unraveling.
The U.S. jobless rate edged lower in April, but the government said Friday that job growth in the world's largest economy was modest.
edg·es; edged; edg·ing
Senior Chinese and U.S. defense officials have agreed to cooperate on cyber security threats, despite recent accusations that China is behind several cyber attacks against U.S. networks.
After Proview took its legal case to the U.S., Apple argued for the case to be dismissed on the grounds that the parties had agreed to settle any legal disagreements in Hong Kong.
注：had agreed to 發生在 argued 之前，故用了過去完成時態而非現在完成式。
The Chinese market is one of the most robust in the world for social media, and according to a survey by McKinsey released last month, 91% of Chinese respondents said they visited a social media site in the last six months.
The U.S. Federal Reserve has given the go-ahead for state-owned Chinese banks to enter the U.S. banking market.