China Cracks Down on Ai Wei Wei Protege Zhao Zhao

Although meeting with Western media is not without its dangers, Zhao Zhao doesn't hesitate for a second. It takes him 40 minutes to get from his studio on the outskirts of Beijing to the downtown gallery showing his work, and Zhao arrives punctually. Stepping through the modern wooden door that opens onto an idyllic courtyard in front of the gallery, he points wordlessly to the entrance, then leads the way with a quick step. Zhao doesn't come off as a person who is afraid, but as a young man who's in a hurry and knows what he's doing. It may well be this very self-assurance that so aggravates China's state police.