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.