February 26, 2024
Analysis

Deciphering reports of North Korean workers’ strike in Chinese textile factories

Experts weigh in on whether large-scale action took place and how years of unpaid wages could have sparked a backlash

Thousands of North Koreans working in the Chinese textile industry went on strike and rioted to demand unpaid wages this month, a defector in South Korea and a prominent think tank recently claimed in media reports.

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