Wednesday, January 19, 2022
 

Chinese Artist Under House Arrest


Chinese Ai Weiwei alleges he was placed under house arrest by Chinese authorities in order to prevent him from holding a party commemorating the demolition of his newly built million-dollar studio in Shanghai. According to the BBC, Shanghai had imposed a six-month moratorium on large-scale building and demolition projects during the World Expo, in a bid to improve air quality, but reports say these have resumed since the Expo ended.

A bit more via the BBC here, and via The Independent here.

 

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