Ai Weiwei tax fine: China's legal system 'rotten'
27 September 2012 Last updated at 10:51 BST
Ai Weiwei has accused a Chinese court of being unreasonable and insulting after it rejected his second appeal against a tax evasion fine.
The Chinese dissident and artist said China's legal system was rotten, without impartiality or justice.
Tax authorities imposed a 15m yuan ($2.4m, £1.5m) fine on Mr Ai's firm for tax evasion in 2011.
Mr Ai, who says he remains unable to leave the country, claims the fine is politically motivated.