The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is about to take up a position as guest lecturer at Berlin's University of the Arts. In his teaching, he says he will include a project on refugees but doesn't plan to address human rights explicitly.
Every five years, China's Communist Party convenes at a special congress. Can the one taking place now bring about political change? DW spoke with Chinese author and activist Ma Jian, who lives in Berlin.
A former New York resident for 10 years, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is back in the city to present a vast exhibition that will see 300 of his works spread across the metropolis. Refugees and borders are the key theme.
After spending years criticizing the Chinese authorities, the dissident artist keeps dealing with difficult issues by focusing on refugees. As Ai Weiwei turns 60, here's a look back at the restless provocateur's career.
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