Time magazine revealed the cover of its latest issue, done by artist and activist Ai Weiwei, on Thursday.
Editor Rick Stengel unveiled the cover on "Morning Joe," saying, "I actually think it's the most beautiful cover we've ever done in our history." Weiwei designed the image using the Chinese art of papercutting.
The cover accompanies Hannah Beech's story "How China Views the World?" “The image represents Ai’s acknowledgment of the country’s centrality in the world, while at the same time challenging China’s leaders to make the future a freer and more democratic one,” Stengel wrote.
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