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"When I helped conceive Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium, I wanted it to represent freedom, not autocracy: China must change. [...] We must bid farewell to autocracy. Whatever shape it takes, whatever justification it gives, authoritarian government always ends up trampling on equality, denying justice and stealing happiness and laughter from the people." (Ai WeiWei)
A brilliant article, just right.