Today it's artist Ai Weiwei, but in 1989 it was poet Bei Dao. Are the arts a threat to China?
On August 3 2018, authorities in Beijing demolished controversial artist and activist Ai Weiwei's studio without warning. Back in 1989, poet Bei Dao was exiled after the Tiananmen Square protests. Does Beijing value the arts or consider them a threat to the government?
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