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Beijing proposes higher wages

2011-07-22 17:29

Beijing's municipal government will soon release a plan to increase average wages for the capital city's citizens, the Beijing Morning Post reported Friday.

Zhang Gong, director of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform, said that the average wages of the city's urban population increased 4.4 percent (after deducting price factors) in the first half of 2011, while the average wages of the city's rural population increased 6.5 percent. The local government's goal was 7 percent.

The report said the municipal government will raise wages in the same time to curb the inflation. It proposed a policy of details and will announce to the public soon.

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