Chinese artist's two assistants missing during police probe
Tania BraniganApril 13, 2011
The Xinhua article quoted claims that his 2007 work Fairytale - for which he flew 1001 Chinese citizens to an art show in Germany - was stolen from the idea of Professor Yue Luqing. But Professor Yue said he had ''strong sympathy'' for Ai, was worried about him and questioned the relevance of the claims. ''I hope he is safe, no matter where he is now. I know that he has not been in good health. I have been paying attention to what he has been doing during the years, and I identify with him. These are completely different matters,'' he said."