minimum wage



Chinese Manager Killed at Zambian Mine

One Chinese manager has been killed and two injured at a copper mine in Zambia where 11 local workers were shot in 2010. From The Wall Street Journal: Scores of irate coal miners on Saturday attacked their supervisors after...

Trainee Workers at Issue in China

From the Wall Street Journal: Recent strikes in China are highlighting a technique widely used by foreign companies to keep costs down: hiring large numbers of “trainee” workers who can be paid less than the legal...

Ang Yuen Yuen: Made in China Remade

From Project Syndicate: As labor costs continue to climb, is China set to lose its coveted spot as the world’s workshop? Rising labor costs are inevitable. China’s government introduced tough labor laws and a minimum wage in...

China Wage Hikes Boost Costs but Might Help Sales

From AP: The cost of hiring Chinese workers who supply the world with inexpensive furniture and toys is climbing. But workers with more money to spend is good news for foreign companies that see them as customers, not just...

China Raises Minimum Wage To Calm Consumers

China’s inflation has become a headache for the government, so it is raising the minimum wage to calm down complaints about the consumer price index. Moming Zhou from reported the full story: In an effort...

China raises minimum wages – AP

Xinhua reports China’s central government has ordered that minimum wages be raised across the country to help compensate for the country’s drastically rising food



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