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China to Shut Down Ai Weiwei’s Art Firm

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities plan to shut down the company founded by prominent artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. Ai’s legal consultant Liu Xiaoyuan said in a blog post Tuesday local authorities are pulling the business license of Beijing Fake Cultural Development because it did not follow annual registration requirements. The company, which markets Ai’s art, last week […]

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Ai Weiwei Says Still Cannot Leave China, Faces New Charges

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says police have told him he is stilled barred from leaving the country, despite the expiration of a one-year bail imposed after his release from detention. The outspoken artist was detained for nearly three months without charge last year. Upon his release, he was charged with tax evasion and told […]

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Dissident Chinese Artist Ordered to Avoid Tax Hearing

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he has been barred from attending Wednesday’s court hearing of a lawsuit filed by his company to challenge a large fine imposed by Beijing tax authorities. Ai Weiwei told reporters outside his Beijing home that police called and ordered him to stay away from the courthouse, without giving him a […]

China Bars Artist from Surveilling Himself

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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World-renowned artist Ai Weiwei says while authorities in China have no problem monitoring him around the clock, they do have a problem with him aiding their efforts. The dissident artist said late Wednesday via Twitter that Chinese officials told him to shut down a website he was using to stream surveillance video of himself only […]

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Chinese Artist Accepts German University Job Offer

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A German university says acclaimed Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, recently released from jail in Beijing, has accepted an offer to join its faculty. But administrators of the Berlin University of the Arts said Wednesday it is not clear when or if Ai will be permitted to leave China to take up his new […]

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