Legal battles tax China's Ai Weiwei

Dissident artist claims hefty taxation and other state measures are a politically motivated campaign.

    Lawyers of Chinese dissident-artist Ai Weiwei have said he must first pay a bond of more than $1m before he is allowed to contest a $2.4m tax bill levied by the government.

    Last week, Ai told Al Jazeera the hefty tax and investigations into his financial affairs are part of a politically motivated campaign against him. Even so, he has pledged to continue speaking out.

    Al Jazeera’s Melissa Chan reports from Beijing.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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