Over 20,000 people donated at least $840,000 to Chinese artist and vocal government critic Ai Weiwei since last Tuesday, the New York Times reports. Earlier last week, Chinese officials slapped Ai with an eye-popping $2.4 million tax bill (more than three times what the government says he has evaded in taxes) to pay in 15 days. Ai maintains the government’s accusation are politically motivated.
Cash donations pour in for Chinese dissident
Contributions to help Ai Weiwei pay punitive tax bill
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