Ai WeiWei will “pay”

by Bill Davenport April 8, 2011

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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