"Artist Ai Weiwei is perhaps China's foremost dissident, unafraid to confront the masters of Beijing, ...enduring prison, beatings and other tribulations."
Here is Ai, then, in his own words:
"Without freedom of speech, there is no modern world, just a barbaric one."
"Everything is art. Everything is politics."
"Nothing. Jail is about nothing."
"I was born radical."
"I don't want the next generation to fight the same fight as I did."