China media calls on Ai Weiwei to change politics after rare show

Ai Weiwei is China's best known contemporary artist but has been denied a passport since 2011A Chinese newspaper with close links to the Communist Party on Thursday called on famed artist Ai Weiwei to abandon his “previous politics” after the dissident was allowed to stage a rare exhibition in China. China’s best known contemporary artist abroad, Ai’s outspoken criticism of China’s ruling Communist party has caused much of his work to be censored domestically. China has denied Ai a passport since 2011 in an apparent attempt to limit his international influence.

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