China urges Myanmar to act after workers raid factory

Updated 2017-02-24 14:55:25 chinadaily.com.cn

Chinese embassy to Myanmar lodged solemn representations to local authorities on Thursday after a Chinese factory was raided by striking workers, The Paper reported.

A Chinese-invested garment factory in an industrial zone in Hlaingtharyar, a new satellite town in the north of Myanmar's Yangon, was raided by employees Thursday.

Chinese embassy officials immediately contacted the foreign, interior ministries of Myanmar, and Yangon provincial authorities, urging them to take actions, ensure the safety of Chinese nationals and protect the property interests of Chinese firms. The officials also requested Myanmar authorities to deal with illegal striking workers.

Myanmar has promised to safeguard the interests of Chinese workers and companies, and said it will handle related problems.

Chinese embassy staff have paid visits to Chinese workers, and urged Myanmar departments to resume the work at the factory as soon as possible.

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