Newspaper kills plan to link pay with praise – SCMP

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media:

A leading state-run newspaper has scrapped a controversial appraisal system linking reporters’ pay to government approval after a high-profile protest by a veteran editor.

Li Datong , a senior editor at the China Youth Daily, launched a rare attack on his employer over the plan to link salaries and bonuses to the amount of praise journalists receive from government and party officials.

The unexpected move to drop the proposal was announced yesterday after the management held meetings to discuss concerns by Li and other editorial staff, said senior staff members.

August 19, 2005 2:20 PM
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