Myanmar crisis sounds death knell for garment industry, jobs and hope
Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters.
By Chen Lin and John Geddie
April 8 (Reuters) - Two years after opening his garment
factory in Myanmar, Li Dongliang is on the verge of closing down
and laying off his 800 remaining workers.
Business had been struggling because of the COVID-19
pandemic, but after a Feb. 1 coup that sparked mass protests and
a deadly crackdown, during which his factory was set alight amid
a surge of anti-Chinese sentiment, orders stopped.
His story is emblematic of the perilous ...