China’s most famous living artist (quick– name America’s!) also happens to be interesting, talented, and outspoken.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he has been stopped from travelling abroad, in a move apparently linked to next week’s Nobel Peace Prize awards in Norway.
Ai Weiwei, a fierce critic of Beijing, said he was due to travel to South Korea, but police told him his trip could “threaten national security”.
The authorities have reportedly been working to prevent activists from attending the Nobel ceremony.
The foundation is giving its prize to imprisoned campaigner Liu Xiaobo.