Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses for a portrait in Beijing
Ai Weiwei, 53, one of China's most prominent avant-garde artists and human rights activists, poses for a portrait in his Beijing studio on April 25, 2009. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged China to free dozens of government critics rounded up this year including Ai Weiwei and said Beijing's human rights record was worsening. UPI/Stephen Shaver
A sculpture at a Spanish art museum was damaged when an elderly woman tripped and fell into the artwork, officials said.
Public reaction in China to the court sentencing of the wife of deposed Communist Party leader Bo Xilai for murder appears to be mostly negative.
A Chinese Friday court rejected an appeal of a $2.4 million tax evasion case against prominent artist and government critic Ai Weiwei.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says his surveillance Web site, protesting his treatment by Chinese authorities, was shut down by the Chinese government.
U.S. researchers say they've analyzed "soft" censorship of social media in China, identifying politically sensitive terms Chinese censors may notice.
Government critic and international artist Ai Weiwei paid $1.3 million as a bond to Chinese tax authorities but vows to fight their demand for $2.4 million in total.
Artist Ai Weiwei, who helped design Beijing's "Bird's Nest" stadium, says he will challenge a $2.4 million tax bill from the Chinese government.
Chinese authorities have told Ai Weiwei, a celebrated artist and prominent critic of the communist government, that his design company must pay $2.3 million in back taxes.
China needs a greater dose of democracy, according to Premier Wen Jiabao, who retires from the job at the end of next year.
China heavily criticized a U.S. State Department annual report for interfering in Chinese internal affairs and said Washington should stop preaching on human rights.
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