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While student labor is not illegal in China, students must be paid and placements must be voluntary. It is also mandated that work experience be limited to 40 hours a week. The students allegedly said that the shifts far exceeded the legal limit. One student said she was being “forced” to work there by the school, adding that she fitted up to 1,200 iPhone X cameras during a single shift.
The six students, all aged 17 to 19, were part of a group of some 3,000 from Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School working at the Foxconn plant. Apple said that they have investigated the claims and found that there were indeed some instances where students were asked to work overtime, but that they did so voluntarily.
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