China's Most Famous Artist Jailed for 'Economic Crimes'

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One of China's most distinguished artists and architects has been detained for investigation of "economic crimes," and other countries have been warned not to meddle in his case. After a news conference yesterday at China's Foreign Ministry, the official transcript deleted all questions and answers about Ai Weiwei.  The issue was why the designer of the Bird's Nest stadium for the Beijing Olympics was detained at the Beijing airport, still under detention, while police officers raided his art studio. Melissa Chiu is Director of the Asia Society Museum.




Warren Olney