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This college student spent his summer undercover in a Chinese iPhone factory

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Dejian Zeng may have built your phone. Or at least worked on it, anyway. 

The second-year masters of public administration student at NYU Wagner spent six weeks last year working in a Chinese factory manufacturing iPhones for Cupertino-based Apple. Six days a week he  screwed approximately 1,800 screws into 1,800 iPhones. Every day. Over and over again. 

Why did he do this? It wasn’t for the wages, which at approximately 3,100 yuan a month (roughly $450) are not even enough to buy one of the iPhone 6s phones he helped produce. Instead Zeng teamed up with New York University and the NGO China Labor Watch to investigate working conditions in a Chinese manufacturing plant.  Read more…

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