I watched a pretty intense and telling video taken by some French reporters in China. The original article and video can be found here. The following is a translation to the best of my ability from French to English just given the audio from the video I watched (and the header from the article):
Thursday night, "Envoyé spécial" broadcasted an investigation on Foxconn, primary manufacturer for Apple in China. Journalists managed to get into factories to unveil work conditions of factory workers. Anne Poiret, the director, met students who had been forced to complete "internships" at Foxconn, like Jing Li (pseudonym).
Poignant parts from the video:
REPORTER: We return to Jaingsu, where they assemble the iPhone 5. It's there we find workers, and where we meet two young women where we ask them questions on hidden camera. They are 16 years old, workers at Foxconn for 3 months. Contrary to the law, they are still here against their will.
REPORTER: You are studying medicine but you work at Foxconn? But why, what's the relationship between the two?
STUDENTS: No relationship, we just work here on the production line.
REPORTER: This doesn't have to be related to your studies, does it?
STUDENTS: Either way, it was the school that sent us here. Nobody would want to come, otherwise. But our teachers told us it was mandatory.
REPORTER: Do you work days or nights?
STUDENTS: We do both.
REPORTER: How do you feel?
STUDENTS: Not great, it's very tiring [work].
REPORTER: What would have happened if you had refused?
STUDENTS: They told us that they'd withhold our diplomas and I heard they could withhold our scholarships as well. Our parents are worried. They don't want us here. They tried to negotiate with the school, but it didn't work. Our parents have no solutions and aren't happy at all. They feel we're too young to be in this type of environment.
REPORTER: These students are forced to work, and it has nothing to do with training. They worked nights. All of it illegal.