Workers install a statue of German philosopher Karl Marx in Trier, Germany. The bronze statue is a present from China for the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth. Photo: AFP

Karl Marx at 200: the giant Chinese statue that has become a figure of controversy in Germany’s Trier

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, opinions are divided in Trier over the gift from China and the legacy of its most famous son 

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Workers install a statue of German philosopher Karl Marx in Trier, Germany. The bronze statue is a present from China for the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth. Photo: AFP
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