To mark the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth, Trier has received a huge statue of the revolutionary thinker as a gift from China. We join a group of Chinese tourists in the western German city.
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 statue of Karl Marx has been erected in the revolutionary philosopher's hometown in western Germany. The sculpture has proven a controversial addition to the community — not least because it was a present from China.
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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