In February, ABC’s Nightline news visited Foxconn’s Zhengshou plant to expose poor working conditions and low wages. In addition, a reporter from the Chinese website iFeng recently visited the same plant and went on a tour with the Foxconn CEO.

The video starts off with Foxconn CEO Terry Gou taking the reporter on a helicopter ride of the Foxconn land. In addition to factories, Foxconn’s 5.6 square kilometers of land are used for living space and “wastelands”. These wastelands are “being reserved for further expansion of the plant”.

Unlike ABC’s report found below, this reporter does not seem to be looking for any violations. However, Apple’s famous pursuit of improving conditions at Foxconn only revealed more details instead of creating any improvements. More specifically, interviews with workers have revealed that cramped living conditions, punishment, and lots of overtime are all part of the normal day as a worker at Foxconn. In spite of Apple’s failed attempts, Sacom, Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior, has joined the fight to improve working conditions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLuPtMvvwA0

Matthew Sabatini
Matt has been an Android fanatic since the original Motorola Droid. In addition to designing web pages, running his own company, and going to school, he finds time to write for Android Authority. Matt still owns that good old Droid 1 and a Xoom Family Edition.
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