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Ai Weiwei Gangnam tribute removed from Chinese websites

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has criticised the Chinese authorities for removing his parody of Korean pop sensation Psy's Gangnam Style video from websites based in the country.

"We only filmed for a bit over 10 minutes but we used a whole day to edit, and eventually put it online at midnight," Ai told Reuters.

"After we had uploaded it, a few hours later ... we found that a lot of people, tens of thousands, had already watched it. Now, in China, it has already been totally removed, deleted entirely, and you can't see it in China," Ai said.

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Gangnam Style pop song lands UK number one for South Korean Psy

Korean rapper-singer Psy performs in New York.

Pop rapper Psy became the first musician from South Korean to land a UK number one with his single Gangnam Style.

The pop song was catapulted to the top spot after its release four weeks ago.

The YouTube video of the single has been viewed 253 million times in two months.

It is the websites most "liked" video of all time.

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