» 11/19/2011, 00.00
And now Ai Weiwei is under investigation for child pornography
Charged over photographs on display for over a year on the internet. The investigations concerns anyone else involved in the production and publication of the photos, even the employees of Ai. The charges against the well-known artist multiply, since he began criticizing Beijing.
Ai Weiwei: You can not stop the struggle for rights in China
In a remarkable interview published on the Global Times - the official organ of the Communist Party - the dissident artist claims to "want to keep fighting" against injustice. But he adds: "There is no point in overthrowing the regime. We must reform it. "
Ai Weiwei promises to "fight to the death" against Beijing’s false accusations
A company that produces the works of dissident artist was accused of tax evasion. It was asked to pay a huge sum for arrears and fines. Today, the artist breaks his silence and speaks to the press and the Western media: "I think it's improper that a country is engaging in shameless activities."
Beijing court rejects Ai Weiwei appeal
Appeal was presented to the court in May. Police bar the activist from hearing the delivery of the verdict. He must pay a fine of 2.2 million for tax evasion. Ai: "We will continue to appeal until we can, we have nothing to lose."
Ai Weiwei imprisoned for "economic crimes"
This is the first public statement after the arrest of the artist. Ai had defended the families of children killed in the Sichuan earthquake, mothers of children killed by melamine-tainted milk, historic sites expropriated and destroyed by urban development plans. Now authorities want to condemn him like a common criminal. His wife, Lu Qing has not yet received any official communication.
Beijing "not happy" about Elton John's dedication to Ai Weiwei
The Ministry of Culture has published a note in which it admits: "We did not like his choice, but he is a very popular singer. There is little we can do." Retaliation, however, is feared, such as that which hit Western artists after Bjorn's pro-Tibetan concert. The dissident: "Surprised and happy."
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