Ai Weiwei

Claiming Police Harassment, Ai Weiwei Skips Court Hearing

A photograph of Ai Weiwei. (Courtesy @aiww)

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s attempt to appeal the $2.4 million fine he faces for allegedly failing to pay taxes has hit a roadblock—a few of them, actually. His legal counsel has disappeared, and he says that Chinese authorities told him not to attend a scheduled hearing and sent police to his Beijing studio, leading to a scuffle of some type with one of his assistants. Read More