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U.K. Reverses Ai Weiwei Visa Restriction

British home secretary Theresa May has reversed a decision to grant Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a restricted visa based on his alleged failure to disclose a past criminal conviction. The case sparked fierce criticism: Ai has never been criminally convicted or even charged, and threatened to cancel his trip altogether if the original decision stood. From Alan Travis at The Guardian:

July 31, 2015 7:43 PM

Confusion or Conspiracy? U.K. Limits Ai Weiwei Visa

Last week, Chinese authorities finally returned artist Ai Weiwei’s passport, removing a barrier to international travel that had been in place since his 81-day detention in 2011. This Thursday, Ai boarded a flight bound for Munich, and has now been reunited with his son there. Shortly before taking off, however, he revealed an unexpected issue in his onward travel to the United

July 30, 2015 5:06 PM

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