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China denies bail to prominent activist lawyer

By Tue, Jun 10, 2014 3:40PM UTC Comments Off Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang. Pic: AP.

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 Ai Weiwei. Pic: AP.

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."...

Ai Weiwei miffed with US artist who smashed $1m vase

By Wed, Feb 19, 2014 5:58PM UTC Comments Off Ai Weiwei. Pic: AP.

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....

Artist smashes $1m Ai Weiwei vase in Miami museum

By Tue, Feb 18, 2014 12:48PM UTC Comments Off Ai Weiwei. Pic: AP.

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....

China activist Ai Weiwei releases protest album

By Sat, Jun 22, 2013 12:30PM UTC Comments Off Ai Weiwei. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — He is no musician, but the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is resorting to music to convey his criticism and mockery of China’s authoritarian state. On the second anniversary of his 81-day secret detention, Ai is releasing his first music album “The Divine Comedy,” which includes the single “Dumbass.” The song is...

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