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Chinese Activism

A Poem May Get a Writer Jailed In China

John Lundberg | Posted 03.23.2012 | World
John Lundberg

Chinese writer and activist Zhu Yufu was charged with publishing a provocative poem this past week (the official charge was "inciting subversion of state power"). Zhu's poem is entitled "It's Time," and here it is in translation.

Ai Weiwei: 'I was a hostage half a year ago, now I paid the ransom'

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts

BEIJING — Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said Wednesday he feels like he has paid a ransom, after depositing $1.3 million into a government ...

Ai Weiwei Pays Up

AP/ The Huffington Post | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts

BEIJING -- Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said he deposited a $1.3 million guarantee into a government bank account Tuesday out of concern for his...

Big Development In Ai Weiwei's Appeal

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.14.2012 | Arts

BEIJING — Dissident artist Ai Weiwei said Tuesday that Chinese authorities have threatened to turn his company's tax case over to police if he d...

Ai Weiwei Named Most Powerful Artist... To China's Dismay

Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts

Every year ArtReview publishes a list of the 100 most powerful names in art, in their words, the most successful of the "dancers who’ve spent the pa...

Elijah's Empty Chair of Freedom in Oslo

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Liu Xiaobo was unable to be in Oslo to collect his Nobel Peace Prize. He is just one year into an 11-year jail sentence for subversion because he penned an open letter calling for democratic reforms in China.