Much of the fiery rhetoric about the "China threat" theory in the US, including analysis of some important research institutes, is based on the notion that the East Asian country has a strategy of expanding its sphere of influence in a bid to supplant the US.
China's non-financial investment in countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) reached 12.78 billion US dollars during the first 11 months of 2019, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Even Western media outlets skeptical about or even opposed to the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have to admit that its progress has helped spread the country's influence - the major cause of the West's anxiety.
As this year marks the 20th anniversary of China-Japan-Republic of Korea (ROK) cooperation, the 8th China-Japan-ROK leaders' meeting offers a catalyst to further build consensus and advance ties to a higher level.
China and India believe in reforming not revolutionizing the current world order, which both countries should aim to safeguard along with multilateralism, a forum held in Beijing recently heard.
The fate of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) may again take a fresh turn with a top Japanese negotiator saying on Friday that the country was not considering signing the free trade pact without India.