China’s donation of a bronze statue of Karl Marx to the city of Trier, where he was born, has triggered a heated debate. Some consider him a hero; others see him as having paved a path to oppression. A few hope to profit from the statue.
Karl Marx-themed mugs, stickers, magnets and pens do well at the tourism office in the German city of Trier. But a new item, released earlier this year to mark the philosopher's 200th birthday, is the really big hit.
The Chinese president has praised Karl Marx as the "greatest thinker of modern times" ahead of the bicentennial of the German philosopher. Xi's German counterpart, meanwhile, was far more critical.
A giant bronze statue of the namesake of Marxism has arrived in the German city of Trier, where the revolutionary socialist thinker was born 200 years ago. The artwork, a gift from China, didn't please everyone though.
The western German city of Trier has unveiled a statue of Communist philosopher Karl Marx to commemorate 200 years since his birth. More than 300 events were organized to mark the occasion, which also drew protesters.
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