China activist Ai Weiwei releases protest album

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is resorting to music to convey his criticism and mockery of China`s authoritarian state.

China’s Ai Weiwei rages against state abuses in `Dumbass` song

Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has released an expletive-ridden heavy metal music video criticising abuses of state power in China.

Elton John dedicates Beijing concert to Ai Weiwei

Legendary musician Elton John has dedicated his first concert in Beijing to dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

Ai Weiwei loses final appeal against tax fine

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s second and final appeal for his 2.4 million dollar tax fine has been rejected.

Ai Weiwei to contribute to German show at Biennale

Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei will contribute to Germany`s pavilion at next year`s Venice Biennale.

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei to continue exposing China

Weiwei has been beaten and even held in secret detention for his efforts to reveal his homeland`s oppression of its people.

China: Ai Weiwei loses tax challenge

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained without explanation for three months last year during an overall crackdown on dissent.

No public trial for tax case: China to Ai Weiwei

Supporters of Ai Weiwei have said the tax case is part of Beijing`s efforts to muzzle China`s most famous social critic.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei brings work to Washington

Sculptures by an outspoken Chinese artist are going on display at Smithsonian museums in Washington.

China`s Ai Weiwei says wife detained, released

Ai, whose 81-day secret detention ignited an international uproar, was released in late June.

Fans strip off in support of Ai Weiwei

Chinese Internet users` latest show of solidarity with Ai has taken the unlikeliest form of protest: mass nudity.

Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei pays off £8L tax bill

Weiwei said this time he gave in to the Beijing tax bureau’s demand out of concern for the safety of his associates.

Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei to challenge tax demand

Weiwei has received seven million Yuan as donations from his supporters.

Will fight $2 mn tax bill: Ai Weiwei`s wife

The Beijing tax bureau is demanding that Ai Weiwei pay CNY 15 million in back taxes and fines.

Thousands send money to China`s Ai for tax bill

More than 16,000 people have sent about 3.5 million yuan to Ai since he announced that tax bureau was demanding $2.4 mn.

Sculpture of Ai WeiWei corpse spooks German town

The life-size sculpture of a dead-looking Ai -- which lies face-down on the floor in front of large glass windows -- has shocked passersby on the street.

Magazine names Ai Weiwei most powerful artist

The honour is the latest sign of how Ai Weiwei`s fame has soared following his arrest in April.

Weiwei`s wife urges China to drop detention plan

The wife of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has urged lawmakers to reject draft legislation that would cement in law police powers to hold dissidents in secret locations without telling their families.

‘Ai Weiwei endured immense pressure in detention’

Chinese government`s has repeated that Ai`s detention was based on alleged economic crimes.

China`s Ai Weiwei hits out at govt on Twitter

Ai`s tweets urged his followers to speak out in support of two dissidents.