The VICE Guide to Right Now: The Chinese Government Finally Gave Ai Weiwei His Passport Back

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Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei finally has his passport back after the Chinese government banned him from traveling internationally in 2011, CNN reports. The news broke this morning when Weiwei posted a photo to Instagram with the caption, "Today I got the passport."

The Chinese government initially confiscated Weiwei's passport four...

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