Ai Weiwei: Chinese dissident artist critiques Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers ahead of Sydney Biennale

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He is one of the world’s most famous artists and China’s best known dissident, and 60-year-old Ai Weiwei has a message for Australia when it comes to the treatment of asylum seekers.

  • Philippa McDonald
  • ABC

“I struggle with Australia’s record towards refugees,” he said.

“Australia is a nation of migrants and its culture accepts and tolerates difference.

Rena 2b“But Australia’s refugee record is quite poor internationally. This is a very bad position for a state because people judge states on their acceptance and tolerance of people who need help.

“There is no…

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