Ai Weiwei to fight tax evasion charges

Dissident artist's family and supporters begin battle to clear his name.

    Ai Weiwei, the Chinese dissident artist, has begun a fight to challenge charges that his company evaded taxes.

    Officials say Ai's design firm owes more than $1.8m to the government, allegations his family denies. His supporters insist the charges are politically motivated.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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