We have just finished a few days in Berlin. One thing that struck us was the lack of Chinese tourists compared to, say, Paris. But may be it is understandable. Berlin is like a giant monument against political excess of both the left and the right. What on earth does the party-approved tour guide say when showing Chinese tourists the Berlin wall – a structure wholly designed by a communist dictatorship to keep its populace subjugated? Maybe the GDR were just the wrong sort of communists?