American Fuyao management team members and others tour a Fuyao plant in Fuqing, Fujian province in “American Factory”. Photo: Netflix via AP

‘American Factory’ stirs mixed feelings in China over working conditions and culture

  • Documentary revealing the life of US workers at Fuyao’s auto-glass plant in Ohio generates strong interest on social media
  • Some say it is especially interesting to watch against backdrop of trade war
Topic |   American films

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American Fuyao management team members and others tour a Fuyao plant in Fuqing, Fujian province in “American Factory”. Photo: Netflix via AP
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Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle entered into an agreement with streaming giant Netflix last year. Photo: Reuters

First Netflix film from Barack and Michelle Obama looks at life in a US factory under new Chinese bosses

  • ‘American Factory’ charts a Midwestern rust belt community’s journey from optimism towards anger and disillusionment after the factory’s takeover
  • China’s Fuyao Glass Industry Group swept into Ohio in 2014 to reopen a former General Motors plant that closed after the 2008 global financial crisis
Topic |   United States

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Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle entered into an agreement with streaming giant Netflix last year. Photo: Reuters
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