Exiled Chinese artist Ai Weiwei: ‘Censorship in West exactly the same as Mao’s China’

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Political censorship in the West today is "exactly the same" as it was in China under its ruthless communist leader Mao Zedong, exiled artist Ai Weiwei has told Sky News. The 66-year-old dissident told Sky News' Sunday Morning with Trevor Phillips that "society becomes so timid, to really avoid any kind of questioning or argument". He was responding to a question about the cancellation of his exhibition by the Lisson Gallery in London in November following comments on social media referencing the Israel-Hamas conflict. His post, which was subsequently deleted, suggested the "sense of guilt around the persecution of the...