The mayor of the German city of Trier thought it would be uncontroversial to accept a statue of Karl Marx from China for the 200th anniversary of his birth. But residents of Trier have their own ideas about what Trier has to be proud of.
The hometown of Karl Marx has voted in favor of accepting a giant statue of the German philosopher and economist. Not all of Trier's citizens agree with the controversial gift from China.
The German city of Trier is accepting a huge statue of Marx given by the Chinese government. Historian Winfried Speitkamp told DW why such monuments cause dispute in Germany.
The leaders of China and Norway have met, signaling the resolution of a diplomatic spat which lasted six years. It followed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to an imprisoned dissident in China.
China is increasing the use of solar and wind energy production while coal consumption has fallen again. It 'reinforces China's growing status as a global climate leader' according to Greenpeace.
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