਀㰀倀㸀㰀匀吀刀伀一䜀㸀䄀䘀倀 㰀⼀匀吀刀伀一䜀㸀㰀⼀倀㸀

Police in Beijing have alleged a firm controlled by Ai Weiwei had evaded "a huge amount" of tax, state media said, as authorities appeared to ramp up their case against the detained artist.

਀㰀倀㸀倀漀氀椀挀攀 愀甀琀栀漀爀椀琀椀攀猀 椀渀 琀栀攀 挀愀瀀椀琀愀氀Ⰰ 挀椀琀椀渀最 愀渀 椀渀椀琀椀愀氀 瀀爀漀戀攀Ⰰ 愀氀猀漀 愀氀氀攀最攀搀 琀栀攀 挀漀洀瀀愀渀礀 ⴀⴀ 䈀攀椀樀椀渀最 䘀愀欀攀 䌀甀氀琀甀爀愀氀 䐀攀瘀攀氀漀瀀洀攀渀琀 䰀琀搀 ⴀⴀ 栀愀搀 ∀椀渀琀攀渀琀椀漀渀愀氀氀礀 搀攀猀琀爀漀礀攀搀 愀挀挀漀甀渀琀椀渀最 搀漀挀甀洀攀渀琀猀∀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 漀昀昀椀挀椀愀氀 堀椀渀栀甀愀 渀攀眀猀 愀最攀渀挀礀 爀攀瀀漀爀琀攀搀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

Ai, one of China's most prominent artists and a vocal critic of the ruling Communist Party, was detained by police on April 3 amid the government's biggest crackdown on dissidents and activists in years.

਀㰀倀㸀吀栀攀 㔀㐀ⴀ礀攀愀爀ⴀ漀氀搀✀猀 搀攀琀攀渀琀椀漀渀 栀愀猀 戀攀攀渀 氀漀甀搀氀礀 挀漀渀搀攀洀渀攀搀 椀渀琀攀爀渀愀琀椀漀渀愀氀氀礀Ⰰ 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀 唀渀椀琀攀搀 匀琀愀琀攀猀 愀渀搀 䔀甀爀漀瀀攀愀渀 唀渀椀漀渀 挀愀氀氀椀渀最 昀漀爀 栀椀猀 爀攀氀攀愀猀攀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

Up until now, the Chinese government had only said that Ai was under investigation for economic crimes, but police have so far failed to issue a formal arrest warrant.

਀㰀倀㸀倀漀氀椀挀攀 愀甀琀栀漀爀椀琀椀攀猀 琀漀氀搀 堀椀渀栀甀愀 琀栀愀琀 䄀椀 眀愀猀 挀甀爀爀攀渀琀氀礀 戀攀椀渀最 欀攀瀀琀 甀渀搀攀爀 ∀爀攀猀椀搀攀渀琀椀愀氀 猀甀爀瘀攀椀氀氀愀渀挀攀∀ 愀渀搀 琀栀愀琀 栀椀猀 ∀爀椀最栀琀 琀漀 洀攀攀琀 眀椀琀栀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀 眀栀漀 氀椀瘀攀 眀椀琀栀 栀椀洀 眀愀猀 攀渀猀甀爀攀搀 椀渀 愀挀挀漀爀搀愀渀挀攀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀 氀愀眀∀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

Ai was able to meet his wife Lu Qing last Sunday and appeared to be in good health, his sister said earlier this week, in what is believed to be his first known face-to-face contact with his family since his detention.

਀㰀倀㸀䰀椀甀 堀椀愀漀礀甀愀渀Ⰰ 愀 爀椀最栀琀猀 氀愀眀礀攀爀 愀渀搀 挀氀漀猀攀 昀爀椀攀渀搀 漀昀 䄀椀Ⰰ 猀愀椀搀 漀渀 䘀爀椀搀愀礀 栀攀 挀漀甀氀搀 渀漀琀 挀漀洀洀攀渀琀 漀渀 琀栀攀 瀀漀氀椀挀攀 愀氀氀攀最愀琀椀漀渀猀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

But he said the fact that Ai was being kept under "residential surveillance" away from his home did "not meet legal requirements".

਀㰀倀㸀䠀甀洀愀渀 爀椀最栀琀猀 最爀漀甀瀀猀 栀愀瘀攀 挀爀椀琀椀挀椀猀攀搀 ∀爀攀猀椀搀攀渀琀椀愀氀 猀甀爀瘀攀椀氀氀愀渀挀攀∀ ⴀⴀ 椀渀 眀栀椀挀栀 愀甀琀栀漀爀椀琀椀攀猀 搀攀琀愀椀渀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀 昀漀爀 攀砀琀攀渀搀攀搀 瀀攀爀椀漀搀猀 眀椀琀栀漀甀琀 挀栀愀爀最攀 ⴀⴀ 愀猀 愀 瘀椀漀氀愀琀椀漀渀 漀昀 䌀栀椀渀攀猀攀 氀愀眀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

Lu, meanwhile, was not immediately available for comment.

਀㰀倀㸀䌀栀椀渀攀猀攀 愀甀琀栀漀爀椀琀椀攀猀Ⰰ 愀瀀瀀愀爀攀渀琀氀礀 猀瀀漀漀欀攀搀 戀礀 琀栀攀 眀愀瘀攀 漀昀 瀀爀漀ⴀ搀攀洀漀挀爀愀挀礀 甀瀀爀椀猀椀渀最猀 猀眀攀攀瀀椀渀最 琀栀攀 䴀椀搀搀氀攀 䔀愀猀琀Ⰰ 栀愀瘀攀 搀攀琀愀椀渀攀搀 搀漀稀攀渀猀 漀昀 氀愀眀礀攀爀猀Ⰰ 愀爀琀椀猀琀猀 愀渀搀 漀琀栀攀爀 瀀攀爀挀攀椀瘀攀搀 挀爀椀琀椀挀猀 椀渀 爀攀挀攀渀琀 眀攀攀欀猀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

Many of the detainees have reportedly been beaten while in custody.

਀㰀倀㸀唀匀 匀攀挀爀攀琀愀爀礀 漀昀 匀琀愀琀攀 䠀椀氀氀愀爀礀 䌀氀椀渀琀漀渀 氀愀猀琀 眀攀攀欀 搀攀渀漀甀渀挀攀搀 䌀栀椀渀愀✀猀 挀氀愀洀瀀搀漀眀渀 漀渀 搀椀猀猀攀渀琀 愀猀 愀 ∀昀漀漀氀✀猀 攀爀爀愀渀搀Ⰰ∀ 猀愀礀椀渀最 䈀攀椀樀椀渀最 眀愀猀 琀爀礀椀渀最 琀漀 猀琀漀瀀 琀栀攀 挀漀甀爀猀攀 漀昀 栀椀猀琀漀爀礀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

The remarks, made in an interview with The Atlantic magazine, were some of the strongest by a senior US official on China's crackdown.

਀㰀倀㸀䄀 䌀栀椀渀攀猀攀 昀漀爀攀椀最渀 洀椀渀椀猀琀爀礀 猀瀀漀欀攀猀眀漀洀愀渀 氀愀琀攀爀 搀攀渀漀甀渀挀攀搀 琀栀攀 挀漀洀洀攀渀琀 愀猀 ∀椀渀愀瀀瀀爀漀瀀爀椀愀琀攀∀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀㰀⼀䐀䤀嘀㸀㰀℀ⴀⴀ 愀爀琀椀挀氀攀䈀漀搀礀 ⴀⴀ㸀㰀⼀䈀伀䐀㸀

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