21 October 2015

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Ai Weiwei Granted A Three-Year Visa To Teach In Germany

The Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei – who has recently been sparring with the Chinese UK ambassador over the artist’s alleged tax evasion, and the quality of his work – has received a visa to stay in Germany for three years and will take up a teaching post at a Berlin university, the artist’s spokeswoman […]

20 October 2015

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Ai Weiwei Uses Instagram To Attack Chinese UK Ambassador 

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei used Instagram in a stream of posts responding to the Chinese government, and its ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, who recently made comments about the artist’s arrest over alleged tax evasion; this has occurred as president Xi Jinping starts a high profile four-day state visit to Britain.  In the […]

19 October 2015

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China’s UK Ambassador Attacks Ai Weiwei’s Art As Inferior

Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom has expressed his dislike of the artist dissident Ai Weiwei’s work in a television interview yesterday, stating it is “not my taste.” Xiaoming told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that he believed the artist had only reached such a high level of fame because of his ongoing […]