Workers outside a factory in Vietnam. Photo: Cissy ZhouWorkers outside a factory in Vietnam. Photo: Cissy Zhou
Workers outside a factory in Vietnam. Photo: Cissy Zhou

Vietnam to China and back: How one illegal factory worker embodies the trade war manufacturing exodus

  • Seeking a better life for himself and his new wife, Manh travelled over 800km to work in a lingerie factory in Dongguan despite not speaking Mandarin
  • Six years later and with the manufacturing landscape changing, he is back in Vietnam working as a Mandarin-speaking shift supervisor for a Chinese company

Topic |   China economy
Workers outside a factory in Vietnam. Photo: Cissy ZhouWorkers outside a factory in Vietnam. Photo: Cissy Zhou
Workers outside a factory in Vietnam. Photo: Cissy Zhou
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