Sanctions; Russia-China; US-China meeting; V…

Thanks to everyone who participated in the weekly open thread that started last Friday. It is still ongoing, one of the more active ones in a while. China must be feeling very confident about its relationship with Europe in its desire to ratify the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment, or the PRC officials have massively miscalculated. Today the PRC announced sanctions on ten individuals and their family members and four entities, including the European Council's Political and Security Committee, made up of 27 ambassadors, and the think tank MERICS.

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