Chinese artist and cyber-dissident Ai Weiwei speaks to France 24's Henry Morton about his illegal detention in 2011. Today, he considers himself "quite free", even if he can’t leave the Chinese territory. He stresses the opportunities that internet offers when it comes to expressing oneself as an artist and individual. Finally, he warns against expecting anything from the new Chinese leadership, so long as artists are considered enemies.
A Chinese court on Thursday rejected controversial artist Ai Weiwei's appeal against a $2.4 million fine for alleged tax evasion. Ai, a vocal critic of the Chinese government, says the fine is politically motivated.