Weiwei Caved

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei gave in and paid what the tax authorities were demanding before he moves forward with his appeal. He wired the $1.3 million guarantee to the government to protect his wife and business associates from the potential threat of police action. He probably made the right move. Who knows what might have happened in a country where, in the words of Weiwei, “those in power have the right to do anything and their power faces no restrictions.”

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