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Only 2 Cities and 3 Provinces Increased Minimum Wages in China

According to China Briefing recent article “Minimum Wage in China: Minimal Increases in 2017”, there were only Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shandong, Fujian, and Shaanxi increased there minimum wage levels in 2017 so far.  Shanghai increased 5%, Shenzhen increased RMB ¥100 in monthly wage to RMB ¥2,130 (about US$295), the second highest minimum wage in China.

Despite of these increases, most of Chinese workers are not being paid at the minimum wage, the average monthly salary in the leading city was RMB¥7,606 (about US$1,114) in 2016 as reported in the article.