China lodges representations to Myanmar over garment factory assault

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Beijing [China], Feb. 24 (ANI): The Chinese embassy in Myanmar has lodged representations to the Myanmar authorities following an assault by striking workers on a Chinese-invested garment factory in Yangon. According to Xinhua, the representations were made to Myanmar's Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Yangon regional government on Thursday night, demanding a prompt and effective action to punish the perpetrators, and ensure the safety of Chinese nationals and the properties of the Chinese enterprise. On their part, Myanmar authorities said they will protect the safety and interests of Chinese entrepreneurs in accordance with law, promising to settle related issues as soon as possible. Hundreds of striking workers and non-factory personnel attacked the Chinese-invested factory Thursday morning, destroying properties of the plant, taking away Chinese staff' belongings and restricting their personal freedom. All Chinese staff were allowed to leave the factory after negotiations, but the compound is still being occupied by the striking workers. (ANI)