The famous Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei hasn’t been heard from since his arrest Sunday by Chinese authorities. The disappearance of Mr. Ai, who uses his art to express political dissent, is just one of a slew of recent arrests by the Chinese government in what seems to be a bid to prevent protests inspired by the Middle East uprisings to China. Ai has long been at odds with the Chinese government, and this isn’t the first confrontation. What has made Ai a marked man in China?
04/05/2011 01:54 pm
Art and political activism find creative expression in China's most famous artist, Ai Weiwei. His detention Sunday while trying to fly out of China takes away his freedom – the quality that unites his twin passions.
04/04/2011 05:58 pm
A reckless free-trade policy is destroying America's jobs machine. We must return to a policy of strategic, not unconditional, economic openness.
04/01/2011 12:29 pm
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Britain joined Germany and France in questioning Europe's approach to multiculturalism, saying that it no longer works for other cultures to live 'apart ... from the mainstream.'
03/04/2011 10:01 am
Once poised to become a majority of the workforce, women haven't found as many jobs as men during the recovery. But some signs point to an eventual rebound.
02/11/2011 02:59 pm
Photos of the Day Photos of the day 02/11
Global News Blog Sarkozy angers French judges, chides ministers, disses multiculturalism – and sinks in polls
Despite a week of big headlines for French President Nicolas Sarkozy, he's at his lowest approval rating of his presidency.
02/11/2011 11:49 am
The US insists the American enjoys diplomatic immunity, but Pakistan won't release him. Hanging in the balance is a summit later this month with leaders from the US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
02/08/2011 06:34 pm
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on the road 165 days during her first two years in office, besting previous title holder Condoleezza Rice by two days. Why the job now requires so much travel.
02/07/2011 05:21 pm