Chinese Artist Sues President of Taiwan in Wildly Hyperbolic Lawsuit

The artist. (Courtesy ArtNextGallery)

Expatriate Chinese artist Chen Weiming has sued the president of Taiwan, Ying-jeou Ma, for allegedly backing out of a contract that would, he said, have had him build a 105-foot tall “Statue of Democracy” facing mainland China from nearby Kinmen Island. Courthouse News has the story.

Mr. Chen says that the president had given in to “a thugocratic regime of Satanic totalitarianism,” presumably the Chinese government, demonstrating “a free fall starting from the bottom line of human decency acceptable by any civilized world of free mankind [sic]” in backing out of the purported contract. He is suing for $22 million in damages.

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