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Ai Weiwei: From Porcelain Seeds to Chinese Prison?

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei holds some porcelain sunflower seeds from his installation at The Tate Modern in London on October 11, 2010. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Policy

The outspoken Chinese artist is the latest Chinese progressive to be detained in a government crackdown that began in February.

China Tears Down Ai Weiwei's Studio

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the courtyard of his home in Beijing, where he remains under house arrest, on Nov. 7, 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Ai Weiwei's case suggests China may be ratcheting up the pressure against its internal critics.