We are not falling into the trap yet. But to avoid ending up there, plenty of changes must be made.
China will do whatever it can to help its neighbor and so will most of the countries in the rest of the world.
If the Abe administration hangs to its short-sighted policy toward China-Japan ties, it will be difficult to translate the symbolic meeting into a real thaw in bilateral ties.
The Belt and Road are international trade and infrastructure projects which will thread Asia, Europe and Africa together.
Selecting the chief executive by "one person, one vote" is the common aspiration of the central authorities, the SAR government and the HK people.
As a historically agrarian society, China attaches overwhelming significance to food security.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor cannot fail because it serves some of the two countries' most pressing needs.
Calls for the upgrading of equipment for factories to treat polluted water before discharging it have often fallen on deaf ears in the past.
The AIIB thus ushers in a new perspective for its stakeholders to better benefit from Asia's development and build a future of common development with countries in the region.
No one should doubt the sincerity of China's efforts to seek new ways of economic growth. And no one should doubt that these efforts will yield a good harvest.
Given the mutually beneficial nature of the Belt and Road Initiative, it should never be approached as a Chinese project.
It goes without saying that a thorough investigation headed by experts and officials from the Ministry of Agriculture is badly needed.