Monday, April 04, 2011

Art, Government, Arts Policy, Human Rights

"Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous modern artist, was detained at Beijing airport on Sunday and his house was cordoned off by police as the Communist party continued its crackdown on advocates of free speech and political reform....

The Chinese government has detained scores of lawyers, human rights activists, writers and internet bloggers in the past two months in what human rights groups say is the most severe campaign of repression in China in more than a decade."

Financial Times

Credit: (c) Agence France Press 2011.


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