Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Great Regulars: An attempt by China's outspoken artist

and social activist Ai Weiwei to challenge a multimillion tax evasion fine has hit an apparent dead end: the authorities have required him to produce a company stamp which was confiscated months ago by police.

Last month, authorities in Beijing upheld a U.S. $2.4 million tax evasion fine issued to Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd., a company which Ai founded, and which is now legally owned by his wife, Lu Qing.

Now, a Beijing court has ruled that Ai's lawsuit challenging the fine is invalid in the absence of the company seal.

from Luisetta Mudie: Radio Free Asia: Lost Seal Plagues Artist's Tax Case


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