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Graffiti is displayed on a wall asking for the release of famed mainland Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, in Hong Kong on April 19, 2011. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)

In China, a Return to a 'Fearful Climate' for Artists

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu writes about freedom of expression in China for CNN.com. more
An image from "Crack Sunflower Seeds," a Chinese animation believed to be a commentary on the detainment of artist  Ai Weiwei.

Video: Behind China's Great Firewall, Subversive Content in Cartoon Form

China media and advertising expert Jeremy Goldkorn talks about the latest controversial animation to pop up on the Chinese internet. more
An onlooker holds the US and China flags as US President Barack Obama welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao during a State Arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, January 19, 2011. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Orville Schell: 'Tarnished' U.S. Needs to Learn How to Work With a More 'Combative' China

The prominent journalist, author and Arthus Ross Director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations on China's rigid response to recent protests. more
Melissa Chiu

Ai Weiwei's Detention a 'Shift Back to the Post-Tiananmen Square Atmosphere'

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu recently took part in a discussion featured on the New York Times' Room for Debate page entitled "Ai Weiwei and the Artist's Role in China." more
Pedestrians walk past a plainclothes policeman (R) standing in front of the entrance to the studio of outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Beijing on April 8, 2011. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Melissa Chiu: Ai Weiwei's 'Activism Different From His Art'

Artlog Magazine published a roundtable discussion on the detained Chinese artist. more
Ai Weiwei in November 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

Listen: Detention of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei 'A Perfect Storm'

Melissa Chiu, Director of the Asia Society Museum in New York, talks to the KCRW's "To The Point" program about artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who is being held by Chinese authorities on charges of "economic crimes." more
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)

Ai Weiwei: From Porcelain Seeds to Chinese Prison?

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

China Tears Down Ai Weiwei's Studio

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