Report: Chinese students forced to manufacture PS4 at Foxconn plant

Samit Sarkar, Polygon

Xi’an Technological University students spent two months at the Foxconn plant in Yantai, China, for a work-study program that ran from August to this week. Students from the program told Dongfang Daily that the internship was mandatory — their diploma would be withheld if they didn’t participate, and if they attempted to drop out of the program early, they would lose six credits’ worth of courses. The students also said they were given tasks outside of their areas of study, and sometimes performed manual labor.

I blame binge-watching.