The Global Times newspaper on Wednesday called Ai a maverick who likes to engage in "legally ambiguous activities" and do things ordinary people wouldn’t dare to try.

An editorial in a state—run Chinese newspaper has brushed off international concerns over the fate of Ai Weiwei, a prominent artist and activist who disappeared after being stopped by authorities at a Beijing airport four days ago.

The Global Times newspaper on Wednesday called Ai a maverick who likes to engage in “legally ambiguous activities” and do things ordinary people wouldn’t dare to try.

It said Chinese law “won’t bend to mavericks.”

The newspaper is published by the ruling Communist Party’s flagship People’s Daily.

The European Union, U.S. and Britain have expressed concern over Ai’s case.

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