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Art Censorship: Dissident Chinese Artist Loses Tax Appeal

The lawyer for Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei said his client lost his appeal Friday against a $2.4 million tax evasion fine on a company he founded. Pu Zhiqiang said the Beijing Chaoyang District court rejected an appeal against

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Posted in Art Censorship

Free Speech: Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Not Fearful of Re-Arrest

Chinese dissident artist says he will pursue the truth until he gets a ‘satisfactory answer.’ Fighting tax evasion charges, outspoken Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei said Tuesday he did not fear re-arrest, suggesting that the authorities were

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China Censors Newsweek Article of Prominent Dissident Ai Weiwei

Censors in China have attempted to purge an essay written by prominent artist and dissident Ai Weiwei by manually tearing the pages of the article from a weekly news magazine. The essay, which appears in the September 5 issue of

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Posted in Political Censorship

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