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Chinese artist and activist denied six-month visa to Britain

Dissident Chinese artist and free speech activist Ai Weiwei has arrived in the German city of Munich.

Ai told reporters that his application for a six-month visa in Britain had been denied in favour of a shorter period because he had not declared a “criminal conviction”, despite not being charged with any crime.

In a statement provided by the British Embassy in Beijing, a spokesperson denied that the decision to reject Ai’s application for a six month visa was driven by fears he could be in …
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