employee wages

Chinese Factories Now Compete to Woo Laborers

The New York Times reports on the rising demands of Chinese workers: In recent months, as the country’s export-driven juggernaut has been revived and many migrants have found jobs closer to home, the balance of power in places...

Local Cadres Face Labor Conflicts, Learn from Classes

Outlook Magazine (瞭望) reports on resolving worker disputes with classes on labor contracts for cadres. Translated by CDT: Ou Yangjun, director of cadre instruction at China Institute of industrial Relations (CIIR), has been...

Official Chinese Wage Figures Belie Reality – Olivia Chung

From Asia Times Online: China’s recent report of a 12% average annual boost in employee wages from 2002 to 2006 has sparked fierce Internet debate and commentary, with many netizens questioning the accuracy of the figures. According to the Chinese media, both the total income and average wage for employees recorded double-digit growth between 2002 […]


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