tax evasion

Authorities To Shut Down Ai Weiwei’s Firm

The New York Times reports that officials have revoked the business license of dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s production company, according to an online post by Ai’s lawyer: The move came after a court last week...

Chinese Court Upholds Fine Against Dissident Ai Weiwei

Artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s appeal in his tax evasion case has been rejected, and the fine of US$2.4 million has been upheld. Ai was detained for 81 days in 2011 before authorities announced that his art studio was...

Ai Weiwei Protege Zhao Zhao Under Pressure

At Spiegel Online, Ulrike Knöfel profiles provocative Beijing artist Zhao Zhao and two of the gallery owners who have backed him. A former assistant to Ai Weiwei, Zhao appears in the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry in a...

Ai Weiwei Tax Evasion Appeal Rejected

A court in Beijing’s Chaoyang district has rejected Ai Weiwei’s appeal of a 15 million yuan fine for tax evasion, according to BBC: Supporters say the fine is politically motivated and Mr Ai wanted the court to...

In China, Art and the Law Collide Again

China’s contemporary art scene is on edge, according to The New York Times, ever since authorities detained a German and his Chinese associate in late March for allegedly dodging China’s import tax regime: Mr....

Ai Weiwei Refuses to Live in Fear (Updated)

Writing at The Guardian, Ai Weiwei reflects on his 81-day detention, which ended a year ago today. I often ask myself if I am afraid of being detained again. My inner voice says I am not. I love freedom, like anybody; maybe more...

Ai Weiwei Prevented from Attending Hearing

The court hearing of artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s case against tax authorities is scheduled for Wednesday in Beijing. In an unexpected move, a Beijing court earlier accepted Ai’s case against tax authorities who...

Ai Weiwei Hits Catch 22 in Tax Lawsuit

Ai Weiwei recently told The Economist that the authorities’ order that he stop surveilling himself was like “Orwell. Or maybe Kafka.” Now, Heller has joined the mix, with the artist’s attempt to sue...



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