China: Detained artist investigated for 'economic crimes'

BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday detained artist and activist Ai Weiwei was being investigated "in accordance with the law" for "suspected economic crimes."
"As far as I know, Ai Weiwei was arrested on suspicion of economic crimes. The public security departments are currently investigating," ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular news conference.
"China is a country ruled by law and will act according to law."