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Shanghai Squatters Want Their Homes Back

The 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai Expo displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in China. Some of them are still struggling to get compensation for their lost homes. One Shanghai couple took matters into their own hands.

Conflict & Justice

Ai Weiwei's 'WeiweiCam' Goes Dark

Two days ago, outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei launched weiweicam.com, a website where you could watch a live stream of the artist going about his daily activities at home. The authorities objected however, and the Weiwei cams are now off.

Ai Weiwei out of prison, stuck in Beijing

After being detained for 80 days by the Chinese Government, artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail. The government cites economic crimes for his detention, such as evading taxes and destroying documents.

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Conflict & Justice

The Arrest of Ai Weiwei

Last week, he was detained by authorities, accused of "economic crimes"; his whereabouts are unknown. One of his protégés was arrested and sentenced to two years hard labor for attending a pro-democracy rally.

Conflict & Justice

Ai Weiwei's 'WeiweiCam' Goes Dark

Two days ago, outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei launched weiweicam.com, a website where you could watch a live stream of the artist going about his daily activities at home. The authorities objected however, and the Weiwei cams are now off.

Global Politics

Shanghai Squatters Want Their Homes Back

The 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai Expo displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in China. Some of them are still struggling to get compensation for their lost homes. One Shanghai couple took matters into their own hands.