the image now known as “一虎八奶图” one tiger, eight breasts (I can only spot 4)
According to an article in the Guardian : Ai Weiwei is now being charged with spreading ‘pornographic’ images all over the web. Ai invited some 网友 (net friends) over to his studio, shot some nudies and put them up on the web and then forgot he had done so. The Chinese government view Ai as a tax evading dissident who is supported and praised by those in the west. The government are often cracking down on online pornography (they arrested 5,394 for disseminating online porn in 2009)
Ai told associated press: “If they see nudity as pornography, then China is still in the Qing dynasty,”
In a similar story the French government have removed works of Henri Matisse from gift shops all over Paris and put his grandson under house arrest.
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Tagged as Ai Wei W, ai weiwei, art, Beijing, blogs, censorship, China, Chinese, government, internet, matisse, one tiger eight breasts, politics, porn, porno, pornography, Qing
Chinese Party Officials try to recreate a seen from Darren Aronofsky’s Oscar Winning Black Swan
The Officials photographed are decked up in environmentally friendly clothing to promote a ‘low carbon lifestyle’. The event was held at a Beijing CPPCC annual gala on the evening of January 18. I am not really sure what else to say.
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Tagged as Black Swan, China, Chinese, Communist Party, environment, funny, government
Just stumbled across this website which I think is awesome. They have some great desgins for T shirts and also some handy computer wallpapers if you want to spruce up your desktop Beijing style! I am their new fan!