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Supporting Hong Kong: PEN America Condemns Arrest of Chinese Artist

In December, the Chinese regime arrested artist Yang Licai for his online support of the Hong Kong protests. PEN America, a nonprofit that promotes free expression in the U.S. and abroad, has issued a statement demanding the Chinese regime release Yang as soon as possible. Arresting Yang “The arrest of Yang Licai is an assault ...

Max Lu

Hong Kong artist Yang Licai.

Ai Weiwei’s Segment Cut From Movie Anthology to Appease Beijing

Chinese political dissident Ai Weiwei’s segment from the movie anthology Berlin, I Love You was cut from the film’s American release after producers were concerned about a backlash from Beijing. Producers were worried that including Weiwei’s segment would harm their prospects to secure funding for future movies. Censoring Ai Weiwei “The reason we were given ...

Jessica Kneipp

Ai Weiwei.

China Hopeless Under Communist Control, Says Artist Weiwei

Renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has no hope for his country ever becoming a free-spirited society as long as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is in power. He was responding to the current political tensions between Canada and China. Weiwei is currently in Canada preparing for his exhibition at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum on February 28, ...

Nspirement Staff

Ai Weiwei.