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Artist Ai Weiwei Free After Confessing to Tax Evasion Says Chinese...

BEIJING (AP).- Renowned artist Ai Weiwei, among the most prominent activists detained in China's sweeping recent crackdown on dissent, was released on bail Wednesday after confessing to tax evasion, official media said. Ai's release after nearly three ...

United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Arts Gives Artist Ai Weiwei Honorary...

LONDON (REUTERS).- Britain's Royal Academy has made detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei an honorary member alongside Danish painter Per Kirkeby, the prestigious London art institution said on Wednesday. The title of Honorary Academician goes to artists n...

United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Arts Gives Artist Ai Weiwei Honorary...

LONDON (REUTERS).- Britain's Royal Academy has made detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei an honorary member alongside Danish painter Per Kirkeby, the prestigious London art institution said on Wednesday. The title of Honorary Academician goes to artists n...

China Says Detained Artist Ai Weiwei’s Company Evaded a "Huge Amount"...

BEIJING (REUTERS).- Chinese police said a company controlled by artist Ai Weiwei had evaded a "huge amount" of taxes, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday, the first indication of the "economic crimes" behind his detention, which has triggered an inte...

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Opens Exhibit by Detained Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

NEW YORK (AP).- New York's art community and Mayor Michael Bloomberg honored detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on Wednesday, unveiling his giant bronze sculpture installation even as he remains imprisoned in his homeland amid a recent crackdown on dis...

Thousands March in Hong Kong to Demand the Release of Chinese...

HONG KONG (REUTERS).- Over one thousand protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets to demand the release of detained Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei on Saturday, scuffling briefly with police. The rally -- the largest in a string of...

Government of China Detention of Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei Tests Depth...

BEIJING (REUTERS).- China's detention of internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei has sparked a petition urging his release, exposing alarm among the nation's liberal intellectuals who see his case as a test of how far a crackdown to stifle dissent co...

Government of China Detention of Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei Tests Depth...

BEIJING (REUTERS).- China's detention of internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei has sparked a petition urging his release, exposing alarm among the nation's liberal intellectuals who see his case as a test of how far a crackdown to stifle dissent co...

New York Lawmakers Call for 9/11 Coin Crackdown

By: Karen Matthews, Associated Press NEW YORK, NY (AP).- Two New York lawmakers called Monday for a crackdown on a company that is selling Sept. 11 commemorative coins supposedly containing silver from ground zero. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and U.S. Re...

China Stops Prominent Artist, Ai Weiwei, from Leaving the Country on...

BEIJING (REUTERS).- Chinese police have prevented artist Ai Weiwei from traveling to South Korea, he said on Friday, linking it to a crackdown on dissidents ahead of the formal awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a prominent rights activist. Ai had be...

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