yes, a lot has changed in Germany, we develop more rapidly than ever to a green-socialistic dictatorship, and I am sure that in 5 years from now the Germany you have been knowing will no longer exist. Our government controls internet and there is meanwhile a governmental funded organization lead by a former DDR spy that checks for "hate speech". There are ideas about punishing people with deviating opinions, maybe in future "climate deniers" (like me) will be punished, too. I can no more imagine that it is really worse in China. Our government is lying, lying and again lying, therefore I write this email from a private account. Do you remember our conversation almost 10 years ago near the Great Wall? I predicted that in 20 yrs from that time Germans will go as postdocs to China. We should have had a bet, as I am pretty sure that I will win. Thanks to Mrs. Merkel's politics we have now all this islamistic terror in Germany, it is getting worse from month to month, and if you say anything against our government you are called a Nazi, a racist, a xenomorph, a denier and so on, I have even be threatened by a local newspaper. The freedom of the personal opinion in principle no longer exists. That is today's Germany, and I not only feel embarrassed of being German I also feel deeply concerned about the future of my daughters.