Thousands Chip In to Help Dissident Artist Pay Fine – NYTimes.com

6 Nov

BEIJING — In the days since the Chinese government delivered a punitive $2.4 million tax bill to the artist Ai Weiwei, thousands of people have responded by donating money in a gesture that is at once benevolent and subversive.

More than 20,000 people have together contributed at least $550,000 since Tuesday, when tax officials gave Mr. Ai 15 days to come up with an amount that was more than three times the sum he was accused of evading in taxes.

via Thousands Chip In to Help Dissident Artist Pay Fine – NYTimes.com.

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