This Chinese Artist Criticized Google and Xi Jinping. Now He’s Facing Government Harassment.
The messages arrived suddenly and then he went quiet. “My identity is leaked,” he said. “I am worried about my safety.” The Chinese dissident artist Badiucao had been busy preparing an exhibition in Hong Kong to celebrate Free Expression Week, a series of events organized by rights groups. His show was partly inspired by Google’s plan to build a censored search engine in China, and was set to include work that the artist had created skewering the U.S. tech giant for cooperating with the (...)