FILE - In this July 20, 2012 file photo, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei listens as his lawyer announces over a speakerphone the verdict of Ai's lawsuit against the Beijing tax authorities in Beijing. Ai said Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 he's started returning money to his supporters after exhausting all legal channels to fight a massive tax bill. The supporters gave him the cash after the government levied a $2.4 million tax bill on Ai's design firm last year in what his backers saw as punishment for his activism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

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FILE - In this July 20, 2012 file photo, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei listens as his lawyer announces over a speakerphone the verdict of Ai's lawsuit against the Beijing tax authorities in Beijing. Ai said Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 he's started returning money to his supporters after exhausting all legal channels to fight a massive tax bill. The supporters gave him the cash after the government levied a $2.4 million tax bill on Ai's design firm last year in what his backers saw as punishment for his activism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
FILE - In this July 20, 2012 file photo, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei listens as his lawyer announces over a speakerphone the verdict of Ai's lawsuit against the Beijing tax authorities in Beijing. Ai said Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 he's started returning money to his supporters after exhausting all legal channels to fight a massive tax bill. The supporters gave him the cash after the government levied a $2.4 million tax bill on Ai's design firm last year in what his backers saw as punishment for his activism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
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