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Ai Weiwei pays tax bond 'to save associates'
Dissident artist says he paid $1.3m bond to government over tax row after officials threatened to hand case to police.
Last updated: 15 Nov 2011 19:50 GMT
Legal battles tax China's Ai Weiwei
Dissident artist claims hefty taxation and other state measures are a politically motivated campaign.
Last updated: 14 Nov 2011 19:57 GMT
Ai Weiwei vows to continue to speak out
Chinese artist tells Al Jazeera he has a duty to keep speaking out, even with his financial affairs under scrutiny.
Last updated: 02 Nov 2011 13:40 GMT
China hits Ai Weiwei with $2.3m tax bill
Chinese artist ordered to pay within 15 days or face jail in case he says is part of campaign to crush dissent.
Last updated: 02 Nov 2011 08:53 GMT
China jails activist for nine months
Wang Lihong, detained in March over protest in support of bloggers, found guilty of "stirring up trouble".
Last updated: 09 Sep 2011 07:08 GMT
Chinese blogger released into house arrest
Ran Yunfei, who called for Middle East-style uprising in his country, had been held in detention for six months.
Last updated: 10 Aug 2011 14:26 GMT
Germany and China eye big trade increase
Merkel urges "transparent handling" of dissident's case at meeting where Wen pledges support for euro zone.
Last updated: 28 Jun 2011 19:04 GMT
China frees dissident Hu Jia
Hu was imprisoned for criticising human rights conditions in China ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Last updated: 26 Jun 2011 04:34 GMT
Chinese dissident free but 'silenced'
Ai Weiwei is not allowed to comment on his detention or leave home without permission.
Last updated: 23 Jun 2011 19:34 GMT
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei freed
State media cites "good attitude in confessing" to tax evasion, but others credit international pressure for release.
Last updated: 22 Jun 2011 19:34 GMT
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