Ai WeiWei will “pay”

Still no sign of Chinese dissident artist Ai WeiWei, who was detained by Chinese authorities five days ago as he was boarding a plane in Beijing and has been charged with unspecified “economic crimes,” which, according to the NY Times is “frequently used as a legal cover by police officers who wish to detain or imprison someone whom Communist Party officials consider a political threat.”  New York City and the art promoter AW Asia have decided to go ahead with Circle of Animals, a large outdoor piece set to be installed in central park on May 2.

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