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....
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....
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."...
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who helped make his name smashing a valuable vase in the name of art, says he's miffed about another artist destroying one of his vases in Florida....
MIAMI (AP) — An artist is facing a criminal charge after police say he smashed a $1 million vase at Miami's new art museum to protest what he called its favoritism for international rather than local art....
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