by Gerry Mak in Video on Friday 22 April 2011

Internationally renowned contemporary artist Ai Weiwei, who has been subject to increasing pressure and intimidation from Chinese authorities, was recently detained again, resulting in global outrage.

Apologists for the Chinese government say that China is ‘more complicated’ than Westerners understand, but there simply should not be place in the world for regimes that jail, beat, and terrorize citizens for the things they say or the art they make. Watch Ai’s recent TED talk which he delivered in a pre-recorded video.