Three holdout ethnic armies will not be invited to participate in the peace negotiations that begin Wednesday.
Art that is made to serve political ends can only ever be 'fake culture,' Ai says in response.
The soldiers selected for the squads are participating in simulated training exercises with dummy bombs.
The Arakan National Party and Union Solidarity and Development Party are concerned about the issues of ethnic sovereignty and inclusion of foreign members.
Thousands call on the authorities to ensure that “the biggest mass murderer in history” isn’t celebrated in Australia.
The move appears aimed at supporters of World Uyghur Congress president and former political prisoner Rebiya Kadeer.
Miners say the company has failed to use money deducted from their salaries to pay into social security schemes.
The event is meant to 'foster the Chinese nation’s valuable traditions and spread patriotic education' among participants.