It has been a month since I started my fieldwork in early October. So far my life in Myanmar had been great! Other than fieldwork, I’ve had much fun travelling around town and meeting new people. Even though I’m starting to get used to the environment, I still find the new cultural experiences to be … Continue reading My fieldwork in Myanmar begins!
I have just returned to Hong Kong after a short pre-fieldwork trip to Myanmar. The reason for this trip is twofold: to gain some understanding of the garment-manufacturing factory that I would be conducting fieldwork in, and to visit in person a university near the factory (called University of Pakokku) for seeking collaboration opportunities. It … Continue reading Pre-fieldwork Trip
For decades, Western companies have been going abroad to expand their operation, but the emergence of Chinese foreign direct investment is a comparatively recent phenomenon. The world witnessed the emerging economic power of both public and private Chinese companies. For many reasons including the need to adjust to rising costs, expand scale of operation, gain … Continue reading Why Chinese FDI in Myanmar