China

Ai Weiwei on China, free speech – and a message for London

October 4, 2020

Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s leading visual artists, has spoken of his shock and sorrow at the tone of the Chinese public’s reaction to Donald Trump’s illness. “People were just laughing and celebrating on social media,” he said on Saturday. “The attitude was, ‘You lose, Trump!’ It is so sad that a nation has […]

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TikTok halts talks on London HQ amid UK-China tensions

July 19, 2020

Video-sharing app suspends building plans, with British ban on Huawei 5G kit seen as factor TikTok’s decision raises fears of a trade war between the UK and China as tensions increase over the security clampdown in Hong Kong and the oppression of the Uighurs. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images The Chinese social media firm TikTok has […]

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