Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends – and the post-truth geopolitical remix of the supergroup. Meet The Sanctioned; a multinational band starring multi-instrumentalists Vladimir Putin (Russia), Xi Jinping (China), Hassan Rouhani (Iran) and Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkey).
In a move that is certain to prompt immediate response by Trump, China released the proposed retaliation list to US tariffs, announcing it will impose differentiated tariffs on $60 billion in US goods.
Mike Pompeo was livid earlier this week when he said that the IMF should not provide Pakistan with new funding "to bail out China". Well, he doesn't have to worry: China has decided to bail out Pakistan itself.