The unmasking of China's secret cartoonist
Badiucao is one of China's most famous dissident cartoonists. For years, he worked in secret. But the price he pays for making art has recently become even higher.
Badiucao is one of China's most famous dissident cartoonists. His art is political and provocative, and pokes fun at powerful Chinese figures, even President Xi Jinping. For years, Badiucao operated in secrecy: he moved into exile in Australia, and wore a mask at public events to conceal his identity. But since Badiucao last spoke to Outlook in 2017, the price he pays for making art has become even higher.
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(Image: Badiucao with one of his artworks. Photo credit: Getty Images.)