Date
15 December 2017
Artist Guo Jian is back in Australia after being deported from China after his comments about the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: guojianart.com
Artist Guo Jian is back in Australia after being deported from China after his comments about the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: guojianart.com

China expels creator of June 4 diorama

Chinese-born Australian artist Guo Jian arrived back in Sydney on an Air China flight Tuesday morning after being deported from China for an alleged visa violation, according to ABC News.

The Financial Times reported Monday that friends of Guo, 52, and human rights activists suspect the artist was expelled because of his comments about the June 4 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

The comments and pictures of a Tiananmen Square diorama he made with 160 kilograms of minced pork were published in the Financial Times a day before his arrest, the newspaper said.

The installation “evoked memories of the June 4 massacre in which hundreds if not thousands of people died”, the report said.

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