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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."...

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

By Wed, Feb 19, 2014 5:58PM UTC Comments Off on Ai Weiwei miffed with US artist who smashed $1m vase

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 0 Comment

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....