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If we are not anti-China, are we still human?




Ai Weiwei, Chinese Artist, Architect, Designer, and Dissident, “100 Top Global Thinkers”, Foreign Policy, December 2012

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Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei
  • Born: August 28, 1957
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Profession: Artist

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist. His father's (Ai Qing) original surname was written Jiang (蔣). Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics. As a political activist, he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese Government's stance on democracy and human rights. He has investigated government corruption and cover-ups, in particular the Sichuan schools corruption scandal following the collapse of so-called "tofu-dreg schools" in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. In 2011, following his arrest at Beijing Capital International Airport on 3 April, he was held for 81 days without any official charges being filed; officials alluded to their allegations of "economic crimes".

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