living expenses

Eating Safely in China, on a Budget

In a country plagued by food safety scandals, mitigating risk while shopping for groceries is no easy task. While it has been noted that those with a cache of power sometimes enjoy greater access to safe food, for everyone else...

Forced Abortion Case Settled for $11,000

A Shaanxi local government has reached a 70,600 yuan settlement with Deng Jiyuan and Feng Jianmei, who were illegally forced to have a late-term abortion when they were unable to pay a similarly illegal 40,000 yuan...

Updated: Entry Level Salary of a White Collar Worker – Lola Xu’s blog

[UPDATE: Yesterday, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) denied that they published the list of entry level salaries for white collar workers. CASS said they would investigate this list and find who originally fabricated this news. Here is the CASS’s official statement . The news spread very quickly online and raised heated discussion.] Recently, […]

Entry Level Salary of a White Collar Worker – Lola Xu’s blog (Updated)

Recently, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) published the living standards of so-called white collar workers [UPDATE Nov. 7: CASS is denying that they have published this report so it is now unclear where it originated.] From MSN Space translated by CDT: Evaluating the consumer price index, living expenses, transportation costs, degree of modernization and […]

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