Ai Weiwei Responds To Chinese Authorities Destroying His Beijing Studio

Ai Weiwei Responds To Chinese Authorities Destroying His Beijing Studio

Police visited Ai’s Beijing studio during the filming of that interview, and shortly afterwards, the government detained Ai for more than two months on charges of tax evasion. He has said the accusations were politically motivated. He subsequently paid a $2.4 million fine, and the government confiscated his passport, preventing him from travel for several years.