Foxconn Accused Of Abusing Workers In China

A leaked report focusing on ill-treatment of workers at Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory is threatening to bring the wrath of partner companies and human rights organisations on the company yet again.

According to state run Chinese news publication Global Times, 14 surveyors had gone undercover in Foxconn facilities across Mainland China disguised as workers.

They found that the factories were a hub for the rampant abuse of Chinese labour laws and human rights. The company has been accused of the ill-treatment of interns, strict training regime and harsh corporal punishments.

The survey was jointly conducted by 60 teachers and students from 20 universities in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

It was found that in Foxconn factories in Shenzhen, Kunshan, Taiyuan, Wuhan and Shanghai, interns were regularly abused, and that in some cases more than 50 per cent of the workers were abused.

Interns were also found to be made to work for 10 hours every day, despite the 8 hour limit set by the Chinese government.