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Ai Weiwei Gives First Interview To Communist Party Tabloid

Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts

China's Global Times has published an interview with beleaguered artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, but commentators are not convinced that it was the be...

Sex Performance Lands Chinese Artist In Labor Camp

Posted 07.09.2011 | Arts

Cheng Li, a Chinese performance artist, was sentenced to one year of "reeducation through labor" (NSFW) for an explicit public performance on March 20...

Free Ai Weiwei

Bianca Jagger | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

Ai Weiwei and his art could be a symbol of China's growing leadership in the world, but the Chinese authorities have chosen instead to try and erase him from the national and cultural memory.

What If China's Drought Goes Global?

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

Given the global repercussions of a severe wheat shortage in China, Beijing's aggressive efforts to deal with the crisis should be welcomed by all.