Foxconn's Guanglan campus in Shenzhen has a population of over 200,000, almost the size of a county. Yet there is one major difference between the Foxconn campus and a normal community: you rarely see any elderly people here; only young people under the age of 20.
Among this large group of dashing youngsters, sex is set to be an inevitable topic. Many employees in Foxconn's Shenzhen and Zhengzhou factories admitted they had colleagues providing sexual services to supplement their income, Economic Weekly reported.
"It's easy to find these girls. Just enter a random QQ chat room and you can find plenty of them," said Ma Shuai, an employee at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory. "These girls work at the factory too. They just do this on the side. Many of my friends have contacted them and nothing bad has happened."
There are hundreds of QQ chat rooms set up by Foxconn's employees. At night, most of the conversations are related to sex. The chat rooms are buzzing with pornographic photos, prostitutes' contact info and stories of whoremasters.
"In fact, most of them are just talking the talk. Less than half of these men have actually done it," said one anonymous employee working at Foxconn's Shenzhen factory.
Minmin works on Foxconn's iPhone production line. At first glance, she looks like your average Foxconn employee, but after work hours, this woman leads an entirely different life.
According to Minmin, there are many girls engaging in sexual services after their daytime jobs end. "Where tens of thousands of single boys and girls live together, it's natural that this kind of things happens. Since it is bound to happen, there is nothing wrong about seizing the opportunity and making some money out of it."
Minmin began to work in Foxconn's Shenzhen factory last year, but the pay was simply not desirable. When she was regretted taking the job, one girl from her hometown told her about the "available part-time job." Minmin accepted the offer without giving it too much thought. "I'm young. Making money is the most important thing right now," she said.
For some girls, the "part-time" job proved so profitable that they eventually opted to do it full time, Minmin said. She had little regrets about engaging in these services; the only thing she felt sorry about was that she could have started doing this earlier.
On September 14, the Foxconn trade union officially denied the report, deeming it "deceptive and insulting."