21 October 2015


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


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


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 […]