The increase mainly affects the livelihoods of labour-intensive factory workers and low-end service jobs including cleaners, security guards, and supermarket cashiers. Photo: Reuters

China increases minimum monthly wages despite soaring costs of US trade war

  • Beijing increased its base by 80 yuan (US$11) to 2,200 yuan (US$311) per month from July 1, after Shanghai’s increase to 2,480 yuan per month from April 1
  • China still lags behind the likes of the United States, but is still well ahead of the likes of regional rival Vietnam
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The increase mainly affects the livelihoods of labour-intensive factory workers and low-end service jobs including cleaners, security guards, and supermarket cashiers. Photo: Reuters
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