Friday, December 28, 2012

Russia, China squeeze lemons

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law today that bans adoptions of Russian children by Americans. Fifty-two children whose adoptions were underway will remain in Russia. The law goes into effect on Jan. 1.

The move on adoptions is part of a wider political skirmish in which men in blue suits quibble and demand.

The children, meanwhile....

And in China, the government has approved a rule that those using the Internet must register their names. The rule follows a tsunami of complaints about governmental misconduct.

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