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Renowned Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Free After Confessing to Tax Evasion,...

BEIJING (REUTERS).- The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, whose detention in April ignited an international uproar, was released on bail Wednesday under conditions likely to keep the outspoken critic of Communist Party controls silent for now. "I can...

Cuban Painter Loses Political Seat After Criticism

By: Peter Orsi, Associated Press HAVANA (AP).- A prominent Cuban artist said he has been removed from his legislative post and forced to close his studio over his contacts with dissidents and a commentary that was posted on an anti-government blog. Ped...

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...

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...

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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