lundi 29 novembre 2010

# Ai Wei Wei is under House Arrest

I am a bit late with these news but I learned yesterday that Ai Wei Wei has been placed under house arrest by the Chinese Authorities at the beginning of this month. In fact, one could recently read about his studio in Shanghai, first authorized then built, and eventually retroactively judged illegal and subject to destruction; following what, the Chinese artist decided to organize himself a destructive celebration of his studio. This seems to have been as an excuse for the Chinese Authorities to arrest him -they were probably planning that a long time ago, since Ai Wei Wei never failed to criticize the Chinese governmental system- as "they cannot let anything happen if they don't understand it" says the artist in a interview for the BBC visible here.

I definitely do not register myself in a world vision dividing the "free democratic world" and the "evil totalitarianism axis"; however, one has to observe that the freedom of press and opinion in China is still severely limited since those liberties constitutes an obstacle to the bureaucratic capitalist system currently in operation. The difficulty of dealing with those issues seems to be related to the fact that governmentability is more operative via a system than via peoples themselves, as illustrated by Wen Jiabao's (the Chinese Prime Minister) own interview for CNN being censored in China. In fact, in this interview Jiabao was stating that "freedom of speech is indispensable, for any country, a country in the course of development and a country that has become strong".
Read the whole interview.

4 commentaires:

nawtional loans a dit…

IS hard to expose your opinion in a communist country like China. I hope Ai Wei Wei will be free again soon.

India Pharmacy a dit…

I don't have anything else to say because it has been one of the best articles I've read, I expect I to read at least two entries by week because this is perfect!!

Natalie a dit…

I really don't see the good things about house arrest, I guess this is not fair for those who are totally arrested. Well, our law is not really balance. When you're poor don't expect something good, but when you're rich~ you can choose a good option instead of being in jail. Still, unfair,..

Natalie from severage allaitement mixte 

Natalie a dit…

I really don't see the good things about house arrest, I guess this is not fair for those who are totally arrested. Well, our law is not really balance. When you're poor don't expect something good, but when you're rich~ you can choose a good option instead of being in jail. Still, unfair,..

Natalie from severage allaitement mixte