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2 films offer 2 tales ahead of Wuhan lockdown anniversary

(AP) Two new films about Wuhan were released Friday, the eve of the anniversary of the start of a 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. How they were released and who their audiences are stand in stark contrast. The first, a state-backed film praising…
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January 22, 2021
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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei On Masks, Uighurs and Democracy

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Photo by JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFPWhat is it about Ai Weiwei that makes him so dangerous to China’s ruling Communist Party?  For one, the prolific Beijing-born artist is a symbol of the struggle for human rights in the country. Arrested, imprisoned, tortured and constantly harassed…
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July 29, 2020
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Ai Weiwei: ‘This is a battle about the future’

Written by Vandana Kalra | Updated: June 14, 2020 7:10:43 pm Ai Weiwei left China in 2015 and now lives in Cambridge, UK. (Photo: Ai Weiwei Studio)In a post on Instagram, accompanying a picture of a mask from the Ai Weiwei MASK project, you wrote: “The COVID-19 pandemic is a…
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June 14, 2020
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The statue of Colston must be left in the water

Bristolians dump Colston in the harbour The young people who toppled the statue of the Bristol slaver Colston, rolled it to the waterside and sent it to the bottom of the river, from a dockside that connects England to the Atlantic, have done a wonderful public service. It was not…
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June 8, 2020
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The Atlantic Daily: Where the Country Goes From Here

Senior Republican leadership has remained largely silent.A few senior American military figures—including President Trump’s former defense secretary, James Mattis—have spoken out against the president. In our latest cover story, Anne Applebaum explores why some people speak out, and why others don’t. “What would it take for Republican senators to admit…
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June 5, 2020