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A partly covered statue of Karl Marx is displayed in Trier, Germany, in April this year, before its inauguration in May. The statue, created by Chinese artist Wu Weishan, is a gift from China to mark the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth. Photo: AFP

Does Marxism have a role to play in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong should not dismiss out of hand Marx’s observations about the failings of capitalism simply because of its own sensitivity to mainland influence, but see it as an opportunity to reflect on the role of government in poverty alleviation.