According to the publication, before the talks, Beijing noted that China and the EU are not rivals, and common interests far outweigh differences.

"The summit should provide strategic guidance for the sustainable and healthy development of China-EU relations, and the European side should give clearer answers to this fundamental question," Interfax quoted the article as saying.

At the same time, the newspaper emphasizes that the current position of the EU in relation to China, which is expressed in the formula "partner, competitor and systemic rival", is wrong and even harmful.

Earlier, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China and the European Union are responsible for jointly ensuring greater stability in the world.