Containers being transferred at a port in Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong province. With China and the EU facing into trade wars with the US, both sides see the meeting as important in cementing an alliance in defence of the World Trade Organisation. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The 20th EU-China summit, opening in Beijing on Monday morning, is expected to produce a long-awaited common statement on shared values and act as a d(...)