The unveiling of the Karl Marx statue in Trier, Germany, a gift from China on the bicentenary of the philosopher’s birth. Picture: Xinhua
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

What unites Karl Marx and China’s first emperor? State ideology, ruthlessly enforced

By enforcing a strict, singular school of thought that it was perilous to question, China’s first emperor set in place a model of intellectual administration that remains today

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The unveiling of the Karl Marx statue in Trier, Germany, a gift from China on the bicentenary of the philosopher’s birth. Picture: Xinhua
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