How Can a German Judge be Hostile to Marx and Engels?

The following are excerpts from a post by Jin Zi Shan (金子山), whose blog is hosted by Huanqiu Shibao, Phoenix (Hong Kong), and People’s Daily.  Jin Zi Shan reacted to a report by Huanqiu Shibao on the latest round of a lawsuit between two former  Deutsche Welle journalists and their former employer.

There are many blogs of this kind, which I tend to view as “semi-official” – see footnote 1) on this previous translation, re Shan Ren.

Main link: http://blog.people.com.cn/open/articleFine.do?articleId=1330511440171&sT=1

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Even if she viewed the Chinese journalists as “Communist elements”, it isn’t known why the judge upheld their dismissals [by Deutsche Welle], based on which law. There is a German Communist Party in Germany, there are “Communist elements”, and it isn’t clear if those employed at Deutsche Welle are treated equally, or if this aimed only at Chinese “Communist elements”. Chinese Communists aren’t into global power and hegemony, they have led the Chinese people to development successes that caught the eyes of the global public. This is nothing to make Chinese “Communist elements” suffer for.  The judge’s verdict, only relying on the expression of points of view, and given without a legal basis, can only be described as an epic joke.

即便华人记者真的为“共产分子”,女法官所支持的开除不知道又是依据德国的哪条法律。德国有德国的共产党,有“共产分子”,不清楚在“德国之声”里的就业中是否一视同仁,亦或仅仅针对华人的“共产分子”。中国的共产党人,不向世界搞强权、霸权,带领中国人民取得了举世瞩目的发展成就,不该因此让华人的“共产分子”遭殃。法官的判决,仅靠观点的表达,提不出法律的依据,可谓天大的笑话。

“Communist elements” adhere to Marxism. The two founders of Marxism, Marx and Engels, were both Germans. After the establishment of Marxism, it developed great global influence. Even within capitalist countries, Marxist theory was learned from, to improve political content and methodology, to solidify the foundations of political power. It is hard to see how a judge, who is herself a German, can categorically exclude “Communist elements”, how she can be hostile to two great, well-known Germans.

“共产分子”坚持的理论是马克思主义,马克思主义的两位创立者马克思、恩格斯都是德国籍的。马克思主义学说创立后,在世界范围内产生了巨大的影响,即使在资本主义国家内部,也借鉴了马克思主义学说改进统治的内容方法,以稳固执政的基础。断然排斥“共产分子”,不明白身为德国人的女法官有否仇视、敌视两位德国籍的杰出伟人。

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The world’s countries have different patterns of development and ideological choices, and there can be no absolute objective view. China has attracted foreign capitalists’ investment for decades, and  those few Westerners don’t need to see “Communist elements” as formidable foes. Never mind that the cold war is long over, and that there aren’t two intensely antagonistic camps any more, the knives should be put away, and peaceful cooperation should become the global theme.

世界各国有着不同发展模式、意识形态的选择,无法绝对同一的客观。中国将外国的资本家吸引过来投资已经几十年,西方的一些人也没有必要视“共产分子”为如临大敌。何况冷战早已结束,两大阵营的激烈对立不再,理该“放下屠刀”,让和平合作发展成为世界的主题。

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Update

» Vogt vs Germany, Wikipedia
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