China 

iPhones costs US$800, I was offered a job at Foxconn to assemble them for US$1.7 per hour, 40 hours per week




The gate to Foxconn’s huge Zhengzhou facility is enveloped in a grey haze, pollution hangs constantly in the air.Outside a man is smoking, his luggage at his side. He has been squatting on the ground for more than 10 minutes.“Are you looking for work here?” I asked him. “Yes,” he replied, “you too?”He stubbed out his cigarette, threw his bag on his shoulder and asked me to follow him to the plant’s reception area, where jobseekers can apply for work.The man had previously been a worker at…



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