Bird's Nest: Ai Weiwei in English (beta)


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Community-based translations of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (@aiww) into English. We do not represent the artist.

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The views expressed on this blog are solely those of Ai Weiwei and the individuals he quotes or retweets. We do not represent the artist, his views or his opinions, and while we make every effort to ensure accuracy in translation, we cannot guarantee it; we are simply providing this site as a service for English speakers.


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Beijing, China
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