Ai Weiwei to west: tackle China on human rights whatever the cost

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‘It doesn’t matter it will hurt me or not – do what you think is right’: celebrated artist says Beijing has axed rule of law for anyone with contrary political views

Western governments should challenge China on human rights and stand up for their principles, dissident artist Ai Weiwei has said – lamenting the repression faced by Chinese activists but declaring that Beijing’s “business partners” in the rest of the world should not fear making it worse.

One of the world’s most famous living artists, Ai has long run foul of Chinese authorities, culminating in 81 days of detention in 2011 amid a wider crackdown on political dissent. He was subsequently banned from travelling overseas for more than four years and his passport was confiscated.

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