Dissident artist Ai Weiwei says that Chinese officials showed up at his Beijing studio and started demolishing his studio without prior warning. In response, the artist responsible for the iconic bird’s nest stadium used for the Beijing Olympics started posting videos of the destruction on Instagram. Speaking to NPR, Ai said that “We didn’t receive any advance warning or announcement of the demolition.” Ai also said artwork was destroyed by the demolition. “Works were damaged due to the unannounced attack on the studio. There was no caution taken,” Ai said. “However, compared to the memories which have been lost, compared to a society which has never established trust in the social order, a trust in the rule of law, or a trust in any kind of unity in defending the rights of its people, what has been Continue reading "Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Films Chinese Authorities Demolishing His Studio With No Advance Warning"
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#breaking One person detonates an explosive device in a public area on the southeast side of the U.S. embassy compound in Beijing. Only the suspect injured, condition unknown. Chinese police investigating. Videos of smoke near the embassy widely circulated on Chinese social media pic.twitter.com/WIuSxP0h7C— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) July 26, 2018
The explosion happened about 1 p.m. local time just outside the embassy’s southeast corner, an embassy spokesman said. The embassy confirmed Continue reading "Small Device Detonated Outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China"