Rural-urban income gap continues to widen – Qiu Quanlin

From China Daily (link):

Nearly 40 per cent of farmers-turned-labourers earn an average monthly wage of about 500-800 yuan (US$62-US$100), according to a recent survey conducted by the Research Office of the State Council.

The survey found that migrant workers who earn between 300-500 yuan (US$37-US$62) a month account for nearly 30 per cent of the total, while those earning more than 800 yuan (US$100) make up of about 28 per cent.

As an important income source for rural families, the wages of migrant workers have been slow to increase compared with the rapid rise in urban wages over the past few years.

See also “China’s wealth gap in pictures” by BBC and “China’s wealth gap” by BusinessWeek

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