Notes on a factory uprising in Yangon

Aung, Soe Lin

Date Written:  10/05/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20907

Examination of a recent strike and riot at a Chinese-owned H&M supplier in Myanmar (Burma), looking beyond the headlines into its local context and broader political significance.


Excerpt: Last month, a strike turned sour on the outskirts of Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar and its leading production base, when workers briefly laid siege to a Chinese-owned garment factory. On February 23, hundreds of workers descended on the Hangzhou Hundred-Tex Garment factory, damaging factory vehicles, breaking windows, wrecking machinery, attacking the Chinese manager, and taking seven Chinese supervisors hostage
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