Beijing’s 21st century Marxism does not see an intrinsic contradiction within its system, as long as it fits within how China has been ruled for thousands of years.
The spiritual leader of the Catholic world recently criticised capitalism, suggested he found the free market system inadequate when it comes to meeting basic human needs.
Marx's birth city of Trier led commemorations of the man officials describe as a "great son of the city", with 600 events planned around the 19th-century scholar hailed for foretelling the ills of capitalism.
Karl Marx, a founder of communism, believed capitalism would inevitably self-destruct, to be followed by socialism, then communism. He was born on May 5, 1818. His ideas are as passionately debated, embraced and vilified today as they were then.
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