Tag: China

Ai Weiwei supporters post nude photos
online in protest against police

Dezeen Wire:
 supporters of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei have been posting photos of themselves naked on a website as a protest against the Beijing police's decision to question his assistant, who had taken nude pictures of the artist and four women – The Telegraph

Ai was detained for 81 days earlier this year by the Chinese government on charges of tax evasion, during which time he was also asked about the photographs that he says have no deeper political meaning.

Shanghai to ban glass curtain walls
on many new buildings

Dezeen Wire
: safety concerns have led local officials in Shanghai to propose the introduction of a regulation banning the use of glass curtain walls on new schools, hospitals and residential buildings - China Daily

A number of recent incidents involving falling glass in the city, which has the highest number of glass-clad buildings in China, have led to concerns that poor installation and maintenance are increasing the chances of injury to the public.