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  • March 13, 2013  

    Ai Weiwei has spent his career creating art with a direct social and political message. His photos, sculptures and installations highlight issues like Chinese censorship and corruption. Jeffrey Brown reports on Ai’s career and "According to What?" — an exhibition of his work at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

  • December 11, 2012  

    Ai Weiwei has spent his career creating art with a direct social and political message. His photos, sculptures and installations highlight issues like Chinese censorship and corruption. Jeffrey Brown reports on Ai’s career and "According to What?" — an exhibition of his work at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

  • June 30, 2011   BY Molly Finnegan 

    Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was arrested in early April and held for nearly three months. Accused of tax evasion, he was released on June 22 and ordered to pay nearly $2 million. Here are images of the artist detailing his run-ins with the government, as well as some of his supporters, across the past year. Continue reading

  • June 22, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, Italy’s foreign minister called for a suspension of fighting in Libya to allow aid shipments and for civilian deaths from NATO airstrikes to be investigated. France and Britain rejected Italy’s appeal. Also, a Bahraini court sentenced eight top Shiite activists and opposition leaders to life in prison. Continue reading

  • April 7, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Japan’s already devastated northeast coast, touched off fears of another tsunami and disrupted gas, power and water service in the region. Also, Libyan rebels said that NATO mistakenly attacked their position outside Brega and killed at least two people. Continue reading

  • April 4, 2011  

    Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Beijing on the Chinese government’s tolerance for some anti-government protests and its crackdown on others. Continue reading

  • April 4, 2011  

    Ai Weiwei, one of China’s most famous artists and human rights activists, was detained on Sunday at the Beijing airport. His arrest comes as Chinese officials try to prevent the spread of pro-democracy protests. Judy Woodruff has an excerpt from a Frontline documentary on Ai Weiwei. Continue reading