Saturday, November 06, 2010

China continues to act like a child nation, re Ai Weiwei

China continues to act like a spoiled child. Thank goodness we can laugh at their stupidity, unlike their unfortunate citizens, where the effects of government tantrums can be deadly serious.

One of China's best-known artists, Ai Weiwei, says he has been under house arrest at his home in Beijing.

He says the authorities want to prevent him holding a party to mark the forced demolition of his new Shanghai studio.

Mr Ai was initially invited to build the space, but it has now been declared illegal and will shortly be demolished.

The artist helped create Beijing's Olympic Bird's Nest stadium and his latest installation of sunflower seeds is showing at London's Tate Modern.

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