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Myanmar: 10 Chinese companies were burned down, people were angry because Beijing financed the military coup

Chinese factories in Myanmar were smashed and set on fire (video screenshot).

From the afternoon to the evening of March 14, more than 10 factories in different industrial zones in Yangon, Myanmar were set on fire and smashed. Most of the companies involved are Chinese-sponsored enterprises or Sino-Myanmar Joint Venture, of which mainly are garment processing factories, accessories and auxiliary equipment factories. The incident caused injuries to many workers.

According to official information from Chinese media, at around 13:50 on March 14, two Chinese-sponsored garment factories were set on fire in Laydaya Industrial Park, a suburb of Yangon, Myanmar. During the entire process, factories, warehouses, dormitories and vehicles were burned down. Currently, the identity of the fireman has not been determined.

In a video circulating online, one can see that in a factory, many glass doors were broken, flames broke out and smoke was thick. In the video, someone rushed to put out a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, someone shouted in Chinese: Quickly put out [fire], Quickly put out [fire].

A person working in the textile industry in Myanmar told the Global Times, the official media of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), on March 14 that the first two companies were smashed and fire; one company is a Sino-Myanmar joint venture producing clothing. The other, Meijie, is a Chinese-sponsored textile enterprise that specializes in clothing accessories.

The employee said he had received feedback from various Chinese-sponsored companies that more than 20 had been destroyed, destroyed and set fire to varying degrees.

According to Epochtimes, the Laydaya Industrial Park located in the western suburbs of Yangon is the earliest developed industrial park in the Yangon region, Epochtimes reported. This place attracts a large number of enterprises invested in and built by China, mainly focusing on light industries such as textiles and clothing.

Then on March 14, the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar issued a statement confirming that many Chinese factories in the Laydayah Industrial Park in Yangon were demolished, looted and burnt. Many Chinese employees were injured and some employees were trapped.

After the coup of the Myanmar army, the army of this country voluntarily suppressed, even shot and killed peaceful protesters in the city, at least 80 people were killed.

The public questioned the CCP’s support of the Myanmar military in conducting the coup and vented out anger at local Chinese companies. As early as February, Myanmar workers in Yangon surrounded the local Cathay Pacific Garment Industrial Park.

Mr. Chen, a clothing manufacturer in Myanmar, told Radio Free Asia that the CCP’s reinforcements launched a political launch with the Myanmar army, providing supplies and technical support to the army, including cutting. all mobile data communications and the Internet have aroused anger among the local Chinese. .

According to Reuters, a group of protesters in Myanmar shouted the slogan “Burn China’s natural gas pipeline” on China’s gas pipeline in recent days out of suspicions that the CCP is funding the military. Myanmar to suppress protesters.

This pipeline opened in 2013 and is the sole source of crude oil to the refinery of China National Petroleum Corporation in Kunming, Yunnan Province.

The rise in anti-China sentiment has made not only Myanmar business people but also Chinese businessmen wondering about the increase in Chinese investment in Myanmar in recent years. Beijing has devoted billions of dollars to this strategic neighbor in its Belt and Road infrastructure plan.

A document leaked from the Myanmar government during the February 24 meeting showed that Chinese (CCP) officials had asked Myanmar’s military government to strengthen protection of China’s oil and gas pipelines. . The CCP also requested intelligence on ethnic minority armed groups in areas along the route. Immediately upon hearing the news, the Burmese protested against the oil and gas pipeline.

Although the CCP has repeatedly denied that it involves military support to the Myanmar military, the Justice for Myanmar citizen group issued a report in February pointing to Chinese state-owned enterprises as suppliers. The largest tier of weapons and military equipment for the Myanmar army.

Among them, the five largest weapons suppliers listed are China North Industry Corporation (NORINCO), China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC), China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. China (CASC), China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation (CASIC), and China National Aviation Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC).

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