Adam Roseman Online

China’s government recently revealed its goal of raising the country’s minimum wage by at least 13% each year from now until 2015.

According to a newsletter article by ARC China’s Adam Roseman: “In developed coastal regions and a number of other areas, many enterprises, especially small and medium-sized ones, do not have a complete wage distribution system and still set worker’s wages at a level that meets or is slightly higher than the minimum standards. The proportion of the minimum wage to the average salary varies in different places, ranging from about 20% to 30%. In Beijing, the minimum wage is RMB 1,260 a month; in downtown Chongqing municipality, it is RMB 870 a month.”

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