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China dissident Ai Weiwei harassed by police, he saysupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 06:25:00

China's most famous dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, was being harassed by police and warned to stay away from a planned court appearance on Wednesday, he said.

Yangjiang Group: China's iconoclastic calligraphersupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 22:25:00

In terms of underground Chinese art, Ai Weiwei may be grabbing the headlines but he is just one artist in an expanding galaxy of edgy and sometimes provocative work that has been coming out of China's contemporary art scene for more than a decade.

Opinion: In the digital age, everyone is becoming a spookupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 11:39:00

In a poll published last week by the American magazine Consumer Reports, 71% of adults polled confessed to being very concerned about Internet companies abusing their personal information. But what this poll failed to ask was whether we fear governmental abuse of our online data as much as abuse from private companies.

Discover Beijing's hidden culture ... before the bulldozers get thereupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 09:53:00

Beijing is a city where history and culture are almost tangible. They sprout, grow and bloom in unexpected places, around glittering new skyscrapers, in subway tunnels and in parks. And yet, despite their prevalence, history and culture in Beijing always seem to be teetering on the verge of extinction.

China's Ai Weiwei blacked out after self-surveillance experimentupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 23:06:00

It was intended as a nod to the constant surveillance he finds himself under since being released by Chinese authorities last year.

Ai Weiwei's house arrest in Chinaupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 23:06:00

Anna Coren talks to activist Ai Weiwei about his ongoing house arrest in China and how he turned cameras on himself.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei places himself under home surveillanceupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 20:44:00

Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has turned the cameras on himself.

Ai Weiwei posts tax bill onlineupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 06:11:00

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei discusses the scrutiny he's under in Beijing and why he's posted his taxes online.

Chinese artist says he won't get a public trial in tax caseupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 06:11:00

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei will not be allowed to publicly appeal a multimillion-dollar tax penalty the Chinese government says he owes, he said Thursday.

Ai Weiwei: Wife held by Chinese policeupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 23:15:00

The wife of Ai Weiwei was taken from the Chinese artist's studio by police Tuesday and was questioned for three hours, the high-profile dissident said.

Ai Weiwei supporters post nude photos to protest porn allegationsupdated: Mon Nov 21 2011 12:48:00

Fans of China's outspoken artist Ai Weiwei are not shy when it comes to posing nude.

Chinese donate money to Ai Weiweiupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 11:13:00

Chinese citizens donate money to dissident Ai Weiwei in the latest standoff between China's government and its people.

China's Ai Weiwei pays $1.3 million tax bondupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 02:47:00

Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei paid 8.45 million yuan ($1.3 million) for a charge against his wife's company to prevent her from going to jail, he told CNN Tuesday.

Ai Weiwei rises: Art and activism onlineupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 21:31:00

What's behind Ai Weiwei's rise to fame? CNN talks with the maker of the upcoming documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"

How Chinese activist Ai Weiwei became an Internet masterupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 21:31:00

His fans are literally throwing money at him.

Thousands pay Ai Weiwei's tax billupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 05:31:00

Thousands of supporters have donated money to outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in order to pay a 15 million yuan ($2.3 million) tax bill from the Chinese government.

China's Ai Weiwei receives support from fellow activist over tax billupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 01:40:00

Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has received support and financial aid from a fellow activist after Beijing this week ordered him to pay 15 million yuan ($2.3 million) in back taxes.

China orders controversial artist to pay back taxesupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 22:14:00

The Chinese government is ordering outspoken artist Ai Weiwei to pay 15 million yuan ($2.3 million) in back taxes, a move Ai calls "retaliation against a dissident."

Ai Weiwei will not be silencedupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 09:46:00

Weeks after muting his public criticisms, Ai Weiwei has broken his silence.

Ai Weiwei faces restrictionsupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 04:31:00

Jerome Cohen, professor at NYU School of Law, talks about the restrictions freed Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei faces.

Dissident Chinese artist defiant in first interview since his releaseupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 04:31:00

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei pledged to continue fighting injustice in his first interview since his release from detention.

Who's afraid of Ai Weiwei?updated: Sun Jul 17 2011 23:36:00

Supporters of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei show their support in Hong Kong. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

Chinese authorities say artist owes back taxesupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 11:44:00

Although prominent Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been charged with tax evasion, his lawyer Pu Zhiqiang says that the tax authorities have yet to provide evidence for the charge.

Ai Weiwei remains silent after releaseupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 14:58:00

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei remains silent as his name and pseudonym are blocked online. CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports.

Ai Weiwei's release accentuated by web censorship, terse state-mediaupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 01:53:00

Chinese bloggers battled through targeted internet censorship Thursday in the wake of dissident artist Ai Weiwei's release after nearly three months in police custody.

Freed China dissident artist Ai under restrictionsupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 18:50:00

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been released on bail -- apparently with conditions -- after he spent nearly three months in prison on charges of tax evasion, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday.

Global reaction to Ai Weiwei's releaseupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 10:51:00

The release from custody of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei provoked a range of responses Thursday from around the world, with many commentators expressing relief at his release while remaining critical of Beijing's actions.

Ai Weiwei's art invades the streets of Baselupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 06:21:00

Dotted among its quiet, tree-lined streets; on the shore of its snaking river; and up as far as its medieval walls: contemporary art is invading the very fabric of the Swiss city of Basel.

Ai Weiwei's friend on the artist's workupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 08:23:00

CNN's Monita Rajpal talks to Hamish Fulton about the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and his detention.

Detained Chinese artist evaded taxes, police sayupdated: Fri May 20 2011 14:39:00

Detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei evaded a "huge amount" of taxes, state-run media said Friday, quoting Beijing police.

Ai Weiwei's art thrives in Londonupdated: Tue May 17 2011 00:43:00

Ai Weiwei's art exhibit opens in London while he remains in custody in China. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

Detained Chinese artist allowed visit from wifeupdated: Tue May 17 2011 00:43:00

Ai Weiwei, the detained Chinese artist who five days ago missed the opening of his own exhibition in London, England, was allowed to be visited by his wife on Sunday, his mother told CNN.

Artistic support for Ai Weiweiupdated: Tue May 17 2011 00:18:00

International artists come out in support of detained Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei absent from 'bitter-sweet' exhibitionupdated: Fri May 13 2011 13:22:00

He is one of China's most successful and internationally renowned artists -- but at the opening of his latest exhibition "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" in London, the controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was missing.

Ai Weiwei exhibit unveiledupdated: Thu May 05 2011 02:30:00

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg presides over the unveiling of Chinese dissident artist, Ai Weiwei's latest work.

Jailed Chinese dissident's art unveiled in New Yorkupdated: Thu May 05 2011 02:30:00

A Chinese artist was noticeably absent from his own exhibit in New York after having been detained by his government for unspecified "economic crimes."

Chinese artist's fight for expressionupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 16:15:00

Detained in China, Ai Weiwei watches his own video addressing his treatment by the government and the power of the web.

A dangerous mix of art and politicsupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 16:15:00

Art and politics are entangled in China. Two recent events in Beijing show just how much: the reopening of the National Museum and the detention of the outspoken artist Ai Weiwei.

Ai arrest highlights China's crackdownupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 23:54:00

Week by week, China is tightening its grip on dissent.

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