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Enlightenment, Cell, Studio: Beijing, Berlin, and Ai Weiwei

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Art / Beijing / China / Chinese Avant-Garde / Chinese communist party / Chinese nationalism / Cultural Politics / EU-East Asia relations / German / Huanqiu Shibao / Op-Ed / Sino-German Relations

In its typically understated fashion of reasserting totalitarian facts, the Chinese government appears to have arrested the dissident provocateur Ai Weiwei in Beijing.  (Hat tip to Evan Osnos in Beijing for the full story.) The timing of the arrest is a bit curious.  What serves as a trigger for such an arrest, after all, particularly given that this action seemed to be the work of China’s central government rather than an arbitrary action of local […]