Today's China proves Karl Marx right

What would Karl Marx think of contemporary China?

China certainly seems to think highly of Marx, holding celebratory events this month for the 200th anniversary of his birth. The government even sent a large statue as a gift to his home town of Trier, Germany.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2018, with the headline 'Today's China proves Karl Marx right'. Print Edition | Subscribe