China's Ai Weiwei melds art with activism

Determination to speak his mind has gained the artist-cum-activist both followers and detractors.

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    Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s works are often provocative, and his determination to speak his mind has gained him both followers and detractors.

    He is unapologetic, however. He says he is simply trying to understand the world around him: whether it is the global refugee crisis, war, famine - or the worsening situation on the Korean Peninsula.

    Al Jazeera's Merena Hond reports from Doha, Qatar.


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