Ball point pen on today's newsprint

Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei was boarding a plane to Hong Kong to meet about an exhibit when he was detained by Chinese authorities. Police later raided his studio. The detention is the latest in a larger crackdown on writers, artists, bloggers and rights activists that have seen 11 others gone missing. Today's NYT story related post and another ...

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Ball point pen on todays newsprint

China Prime Minister Wen Jiabao demands Japan release a fishing trawler captain caught fishing in Japanese waters. China has blocked the export of rare earth minerals used by Japan to produce hybrid cars, wind turbines and guided missiles.  Wen threatened further actions if Japan does not comply. Stay tuned ...

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