Ai Weiwei fans raise funds to pay his massive tax bill

In a strong affront to the Chinese government’s attempt to censor artists and internet users, fans of the artist Ai Weiwei have raised more than $830,000 in three days through social media to help the artist fight a $2.4 million tax bill from the state. Weiwei, who was imprisoned for 81 days this spring without any charges filed against him, has been a target of the Chinese government for his politically outspoken art.

Sections:  news   world   entertainment   
  • Ai Weiwei
    [94] Funds raised from the campaign were used as collateral, required by law for an appeal on the tax ... Ai Weiwei, his family and his associates ranging from consistent visits by the authorities, interviews with reporters, support and donations from fans ...
    05/1/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Ai Weiwei’s tax battle: Performance art or ‘ransom’?
    Related: Ai Weiwei’s fans raise funds to pay his massive tax bill ‘Dead’ Ai Weiwei sculpture scares German town Chinese artist Ai Weiwei makes his tax battle a ‘social performance,’ supporters rally Dissident artist Ai Weiwei says feels like he ...
    11/17/2011 - 5:02 am | View Link
  • Cash thrown over wall as paper aeroplanes as Chinese citizens defy authorities to help dissident artist hit with 'unfair' $2.4 million tax bill
    The newspaper also asked if Ai really needed to borrow money to pay off the tax bill, as he has shown his work in London, New York and Berlin and earned large sums selling his work at auctions and through galleries. Mr Weiwei responded to the question by ...
    11/6/2011 - 10:40 pm | View Link
  • More
  • Hollywood Reporter | Entertainment News
    The Hollywood Reporter is your source for breaking news about Hollywood and entertainment, including movies, TV, reviews and industry blogs.
    05/19/2017 - 8:21 pm | View Website
  • Opinion
    17 May 2017, 7:00pm Comment: The Liberal Democrats' far out agenda may delight students, but the rest of Britain won't feel the buzz
    05/19/2017 - 1:40 pm | View Website
  • UK Immigration Advice | Marriage Visa | British Citizenship
    ICS Legal OISC regulated, we specialise in UK immigration advice and visa advice. Provide British Nationality, UK Visa, European Law, expert in UK immigration advice.
    05/19/2017 - 9:44 am | View Website
  • International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos ...
    Get the latest international news and world events from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and more. See world news photos and videos at
    05/19/2017 - 7:35 am | View Website
  • Entertainment News |Latest Celebrity News, Videos & Photos ...
    Get up to the minute entertainment news, celebrity interviews, celeb videos, photos, movies, TV, music news and pop culture on
    05/18/2017 - 10:31 pm | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More News