British Embassy in China Grants Limited Visa to Ai Weiwei

July 30, 2015 12:42 PM

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BEIJING — The British Embassy in Beijing has restricted a visa for dissident artist Ai Weiwei, alleging he failed to declare that he had a criminal conviction, a claim that his lawyer disputed on Thursday.

Wednesday's letter from the embassy to the artist said he had applied for a six-month business visit visa, but that his visa had been restricted to the requested dates of travel on his application form because he had made false representations.

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