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FakeCase.com is the definitive source for news, information, and resources on Ai Weiwei’s extralegal detention and the charges of “economic crimes” against Beijing Fake Cultural Development, the company involved in Ai’s case. The name FakeCase.com derives from Beijing Fake Cultural Development’s corporate name, and also refers to the unsubstantiated charges of tax evasion, bigamy, and pornography against Ai that are widely perceived to be in retaliation for his outspoken criticism of the Chinese government.

FakeCase.com seeks to increase transparency and understanding about Ai’s case by making court documents public and accessible, providing English translations of these documents, and compiling a wide array of international press reports on the subject. FakeCase.com also documents the many creative initiatives by artists, art institutions, and ordinary citizens that sprang up in response to Ai’s detention and legal case.

All original Chinese documents in the Fake Case are available on this site. We are in the process of compiling a comprehensive database of English translations.