November 8, 2011

In China, Putting a Price on Democracy

Washington Post, Washington Post

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A week ago they presented him with an enormous tax bill - 15 million yuan, or about $2.4 million - and ordered him to pay it within 15 days. Should he fail to do so, his lawyer said, he could be returned to prison — where he suffered 81 days of harsh and unjustified confinement earlier this year. This time, authorities could claim that the artist was being legally punished.

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