Activist known for brash tactics among dozens held in China

Jul 27, 2015

Activist known for brash tactics among dozens held in China

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Bearded, bald and burly ex-soldier Wu Gan calls himself The Ultra Vulgar Butcher. He poses for online portraits brandishing knives in both hands that he says he’ll use to “slaughter the pigs” among local officials who’ve done wrong. Since 2009, he has championed a ...

How Sony sanitized films to please China's censors

Jul 26, 2015

How Sony sanitized films to please China's censors

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In a 2013 script for the movie “Pixels,” intergalactic aliens blast a hole in one of China’s national treasures — the Great Wall. That scene is gone from the final version of the sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler and released by Sony Pictures Entertainment ...

China gives Ai Weiwei his passport back after 4 years

Jul 22, 2015

China gives Ai Weiwei his passport back after 4 years

Ai Weiwei announced on Instagram that he got his passport back Wednesday, four years after it was confiscated by Chinese authorities. The artist and government critic posted a photo of himself holding a Chinese passport with the caption, “Today, I got my passport.” Ai ...