The Artist Who Can't Leave China: An Interview with Ai Weiwei

Oct 8, 2012 Full story: Time 14

One of the world's most-famous artists is having an important retrospective in the Smithsonian, but Ai Weiwei can't attend because the authorities in Beijing won't give him back his passport.

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usainthehouse

Dallas, TX

#1 Oct 8, 2012
When you say it is clear that the protests were organized, you mean by the government?
Oh, yeah. There is nobody in this whole society would question that. This is a society fully surveilled and regulated by the police. Our conversation, whoever comes in here, it will all be recorded. I mean I canít step out without being noticed.

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lct

Beijing, China

#2 Oct 8, 2012
anti-Japaneses gov. protest in China doesn't need any one to 'organize'.

Japan owes Chinese blood. everyone in China knows it.
lct

Beijing, China

#3 Oct 8, 2012
and the reason for the con-artist not allowed leaving China, is obivously that he is still owes taxs and fines according to law.
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#4 Oct 8, 2012
lct wrote:
and the reason for the con-artist not allowed leaving China, is obivously that he is still owes taxs and fines according to law.
Ai the Clown is a flight risk for tax evasion.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#5 Oct 8, 2012
lct wrote:
Japan owes Chinese blood. everyone in China knows it.
You're saying all 1.4 billion of you are bloodthirsty barbarians?
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#6 Oct 8, 2012
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
You're saying all 1.4 billion of you are bloodthirsty barbarians?
Check with your British POWs, the ones the Japs didn't eat.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#7 Oct 9, 2012
RayH wrote:
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Check with your British POWs, the ones the Japs didn't eat.
Still fixated on trying to pretend it's 1944 and the PRC never existed eh?

You lust after a time gone by where China was the moral superior of Japan.
usainthehouse

Dallas, TX

#8 Oct 11, 2012
lct wrote:
anti-Japaneses gov. protest in China doesn't need any one to 'organize'.
Japan owes Chinese blood. everyone in China knows it.
Im not sure what that means. If your still talking about ww2 Ive read a couple of famous books about Shanghai and Nanjing.It was awful.WE had some bad times too. Not sure if there is a chinese proverb about bitterness, but Jesus taught it will poison the soul.

As far as Ai goes Im sure there is some truth to what he says. I know enough mainlanders to know these type of riots have some influence and acceptance by the government. Whether he owes taxes or not who cares.How many people avoid or try to avoid taxes in China,?? Lots

The USA has made many mistakes of which unintended effects later happened. We will see if this row with japan has any. As ive stated before I think if China had waited, world opinion would have swung towards China on the islands issue.
SMH

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Oct 11, 2012
Have Uncle Sam pay his $2 million fine for him.

Oh wait, Uncle Sam's broke too!

A-HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAH A
Mirolyuba

Port Moody, Canada

#10 Oct 11, 2012
lct wrote:
and the reason for the con-artist not allowed leaving China, is obivously that he is still owes taxs and fines according to law.
No, CCP China is one big PRISON for the Chinese people.

THAT is why he is not allowed to leave.

CCP China is NOT really a COUNTRY, it is a shabby CONCENTRATION CAMP that ALL CHINESE DREAM OF LEAVING!
usainthehouse

Grand Prairie, TX

#11 Oct 11, 2012
SMH wrote:
Have Uncle Sam pay his $2 million fine for him.
Oh wait, Uncle Sam's broke too!
A-HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAH A
You seem to like living in "Broke USA" . Like Ray told one guy who was living in China and complained about it. "GO HOME" Otherwise get a job and pay some taxes to pay off the debt.

A-hahahahaha
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#12 Oct 11, 2012
usainthehouse wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem to like living in "Broke USA" . Like Ray told one guy who was living in China and complained about it. "GO HOME" Otherwise get a job and pay some taxes to pay off the debt.
A-hahahahaha
I told that American English teacher in Nantong to go home. It did.
usainthehouse

Dallas, TX

#13 Oct 14, 2012
RayH wrote:
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I told that American English teacher in Nantong to go home. It did.
I agree with you if you really hate someplace and the culture,government etc and its not your home then go home.
Mirolyuba

Port Moody, Canada

#14 Oct 16, 2012
If you can leave....., but no, CCP China is one big PRISON for the Chinese people.

CCP China is NOT really a COUNTRY, it is a shabby CONCENTRATION CAMP that ALL CHINESE DREAM OF LEAVING!

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