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Ai Weiwei – Human Rights in the Age of COVID-19

In conversation with Rana Mitter and Sophie Richardson

70 mins watch time

Posted November 2020

Culture, Politics

China has assumed the status of superpower on the global stage, yet it remains poorly understood by other nations. For dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei, the lockdown of Wuhan is a powerful lens through which to understand Chinese crisis management and the country’s social control machine – through surveillance, ideological brainwashing, and brute determination to control every aspect of society.