Interview with Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei 'The State Is Scared'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, 57, discusses the continuing repression faced by civil rights activists in China, why he believes progressive change in the country is inevitable and shameful human rights violations in the United States.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Beijing: "The Internet has established a public sphere and developed a pressure which the government can no longer ignore."

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Beijing: "The Internet has established a public sphere and developed a pressure which the government can no longer ignore."

Foto: Peter Kneffel/ dpa
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