Li Wei

Why is Beijing cracking down on peaceful civil movements?

Activist Zhao Changqing, among the eight detained by police in a recent crackdown on peaceful civic movements. Photo by Xiao Shu

Xi Jinping's administration is sending out very contradictory signals about its commitment to the rule of law and the fight against corruption.

Saturday, 27 April, 2013, 11:45pm

Artist's mission: impossible

Words such as 'shocking', 'exhilarating', 'astonishing' - impossible even - come to mind when describing the seemingly gravity-defying work of Chinese artist Li Wei.

The 41-year-old from Hubei , who combines photography and performance art, really is hanging this high from the building in this photograph.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sleeping with the enemy

At the gilded gates of a colonial-era mansion in the seaside city of Qingdao, in Shandong province, giggling young couples pose for snapshots, craning their necks to peer in at the sumptuous grounds and gossiping excitedly about the scandalous liaisons of the female billionaire who lived here.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland artist steals show with cutting-edge performance piece

The Art HK 08 international art fair opened on Wednesday night at the Convention and Exhibition Centre as a kind of trade convention for the arts. With galleries, collectors and buyers all gathered from around the world until Sunday, it will be five days of unprecedented cultural consumption.

16 May 2008 - 12:00am

Performance artist sees the world upside down

Performance artist Li Wei's world was turned upside down yesterday when he was dangled by a crane over the harbour near the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

Dressed in shorts and T-shirt, and with wires attached to his shoes and waist, he was lowered head first into the water, where he wriggled like a hooked fish before being raised.

15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

University president apologises over admissions extortion scandal

The president of China's top aerospace university has apologised over a scandal involving a former professor who allegedly extorted money from students in Guangxi before releasing their admission letters.

16 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Cast-offs and away

The art of Li Wei is utter rubbish. Actually, in his latest offering, the Beijing-based painter depicts scrap metal, withered branches, dead leaves, broken tiles, old pieces of paper, twisted together into bizarre human and animal-like shapes.

3 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Life is but a dream

Summer Reflections: Watercolours by Chinese artists Huang Youwei, Li Wei, Shen Ping, Yu Xiaohui and Zhang Mingsheng. Pictured is Peaceful River Bank by Yu Xiaohui. 10am-7pm. Galerie du Monde, 328 Pacific Place. Tel: 2525 0529. Ends tomorrow.

30 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Life is but a dream

Summer Reflections: Watercolours by Chinese artists Huang Youwei, Li Wei, Shen Ping, Yu Xiaohui and Zhang Mingsheng. Pictured is Peaceful River Bank by Yu Xiaohui. 10am-7pm. Galerie du Monde, 328 Pacific Place. Tel: 2525 0529. Ends tomorrow.

30 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Life is but a dream

Summer Reflections: Watercolours by Chinese artists Huang Youwei, Li Wei, Shen Ping, Yu Xiaohui and Zhang Mingsheng. Pictured is Peaceful River Bank by Yu Xiaohui. 10am-7pm. Galerie du Monde, 328 Pacific Place. Tel: 2525 0529. Ends tomorrow.

30 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Li gives shape to women with a touch of humour

Theatre of Clay Li Wei-han Artpreciation 20/F 16 Stanley St Until January 6 IT is rare in this critic's experience to find oneself chuckling with pleasure while examining an art exhibition.

Art exhibitions can no doubt arouse fierce passions - from delight to despair - but chuckles of pleasure at a ceramic sculpture show are, in my experience, rare - perhaps unique.

28 Dec 1993 - 12:00am