Massive Fires Erupt at Moscow Shopping Malls

The Stroitrakt shopping mall in Balashikha, a suburb of Moscow, caught fire on Monday morning. More than 100,000 square feet of the mall was damaged in the blaze, and at least one person was injured, according to the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

2022/12/09: Firefighters seen after extinguishing the OBI hypermarket. The fire occurred at OBI in the Mega Khimki shopping center completely destroying the store. (Photo by Alexander Sayganov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

California Artist Rebuilds Anti-Xi Jinping Statue Destroyed by Chinese Spies

In July, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted two agents of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for working with a ring of Chinese spies whose mission was to intimidate and silence critics of the Chinese Communist regime living abroad. One of their victims was an artist named Chen Weiming, whose sculpture blaming China for the coronavirus pandemic was torched by the espionage team in July 2021. The indomitable sculptor has since recreated the work using non-flammable materials.

Artist and sculptor Chen Weiming poses beside his latest sculpture "ccp virus" on display at Liberty Sculpture Park in the Mojave desert town of Yermo, California on June 1, 2021.