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Disputed Evictions Continue

By HG Masters

Former residents of the 008 Art Zone protesting their eviction, on Chang’an Avenue, Central Beijing, in February. The artists marched 500 yards toward Tiananmen Square before being stopped by the police. Courtesy Ai Weiwei.

BEIJING — Artists evicted from their homes in two art zones located in the northeastern Chaoyang district of Beijing won a very important, if largely symbolic, victory over property developers and local government officials after a protest in China’s capital city on February 22. The complexes were demolished beginning in late January, but residents…

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