Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is resorting to music to convey his criticism and mockery of China`s authoritarian state.
Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has released an expletive-ridden heavy metal music video criticising abuses of state power in China.
Legendary musician Elton John has dedicated his first concert in Beijing to dissident artist Ai Weiwei.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s second and final appeal for his 2.4 million dollar tax fine has been rejected.
Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei will contribute to Germany`s pavilion at next year`s Venice Biennale.
Weiwei has been beaten and even held in secret detention for his efforts to reveal his homeland`s oppression of its people.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained without explanation for three months last year during an overall crackdown on dissent.
Supporters of Ai Weiwei have said the tax case is part of Beijing`s efforts to muzzle China`s most famous social critic.
Sculptures by an outspoken Chinese artist are going on display at Smithsonian museums in Washington.
Ai, whose 81-day secret detention ignited an international uproar, was released in late June.
Chinese Internet users` latest show of solidarity with Ai has taken the unlikeliest form of protest: mass nudity.
Weiwei said this time he gave in to the Beijing tax bureau’s demand out of concern for the safety of his associates.
Weiwei has received seven million Yuan as donations from his supporters.
The Beijing tax bureau is demanding that Ai Weiwei pay CNY 15 million in back taxes and fines.
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.
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.
The honour is the latest sign of how Ai Weiwei`s fame has soared following his arrest in April.
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.
Chinese government`s has repeated that Ai`s detention was based on alleged economic crimes.
Ai`s tweets urged his followers to speak out in support of two dissidents.
Day in Pics: 31st January
Showbiz World - January 31, 2015
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