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A Conversation With Ai Wei Wei at the Council on Foreign Relations



Ai Weiwei is the artist who has defied the Chinese leadership on the subject of human rights. He was in New York, interviewed by my friend Jerome Cohen, the dean of China lawyers.

Cohen is a brilliant observer of the Chinese political scene. His best question was about Xi Jinping, the President of China.

Cohen posed the following question. Xi speaks of Confucianism all the time. The chief value of Confucianism is respect for parents. Xi's own father was put to labor by Mao, and when he returned, he still spoke up for the rights of people. What is he doing?
How do you honor your father?

See Weiwei's answer in the video.  Read More 
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