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Ai Weiwei lawyer disputes UK visa snub

By Fri, Jul 31, 2015 9:10AM UTC 0 Comment

The British Embassy in Beijing has restricted a visa for dissident artist Ai Weiwei, alleging that he failed to declare a criminal conviction, a claim that his lawyer disputes....

China returns passport to activist Ai Weiwei

By Wed, Jul 22, 2015 4:57PM UTC 0 Comment

Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei got his passport back today, after it was revoked by Chinese authorities four years ago....

Ai Weiwei, Joan Baez honored by Amnesty International

By Tue, Mar 24, 2015 6:08PM UTC 1 Comment

BEIJING (AP) — Amnesty International has awarded its top honor to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who has spent years shining light on his country's restrictive political atmosphere, and to U.S. folk singer Joan Baez, for her civil rights activism....

China denies bail to prominent activist lawyer

By Tue, Jun 10, 2014 3:40PM UTC 0 Comment

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have denied bail to a prominent lawyer detained in Beijing last month ahead of the politically sensitive 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on protesters....

Kickstarter removes Ai Weiwei sci-fi film campaign amid dispute

By Tue, Apr 29, 2014 4:03PM UTC 1 Comment

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says he was misled in lending his name and image to an independent science-fiction film. In a letter to director Jason Wishnow, Ai says he doesn't approve of the way in which he was used to promote "The Sandstorm."...

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