“Over the past decade, many have recalled the Chinese proverb ... 'God forbid living in an era of change.'

But we already live in it, whether we like it or not.

And these changes are deeper and more fundamental, ”Putin said.

At the same time, he added that Chinese wisdom says that a crisis is not only a "danger" but also an "opportunity."

“The crisis we are dealing with is conceptual and even civilizational.

In fact, this is a crisis of approaches, principles that determine the very existence of man on earth, ”he stressed.

Earlier, Putin spoke about the situation in the global economy.