China Ai Weiwei

November 7, 2011 - 2:20 AM
FILE - In this June 23, 2011 file photo, activist artist Ai Weiwei opens the gate to talk to journalists gathered outside his home in Beijing. Ai said on Monday Nov. 7, 2011, thousands of supporters have donated more than $550,000 to help him pay off a tax bill sought by the government. A state-run newspaper has warned the movement could be illegal. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)