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Ai Weiwei releases video of heavy-metal song

Ai Weiwei in his studio in Beijing on June 21, 2013. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song

"Why are the cops breaching the door?," asks China's most prominent artist-dissident Ai Weiwei in his latest music video.

Friday, 21 June, 2013, 5:09pm 1 comment

Brave few who fight for rights of many

In Hong Kong, we may have freedom of the press, of speech, thought and assembly, but on the mainland, these rights exist only by the grace of the government. And the government rarely criticises itself.

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Ai Weiwei's case our affair, says Beijing

Foreign governments had no right to interfere with China's detention of maverick artist Ai Weiwei, Beijing said yesterday, insisting that he was involved in economic crimes that had nothing to do with human rights.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

More people think Tsang is doing a bad job, poll finds

12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Activist listing children killed in quake detained

A Sichuan environmentalist was taken into police custody at the weekend on suspicion of 'inciting subversion of state power'.

Hong Kong-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders and mainland sources confirmed that Tan Zuoren, who was compiling a list of children killed during the May 12 earthquake, was taken from his home by Chengdu police on Saturday.

2 Apr 2009 - 12:00am