Nationwide, wages rose about 11 per cent in the first half of the year, against 13.5 per cent for the same period last year. Above, a worker at a clothing factory in Huaibei, Anhui province. Photo: AFPNationwide, wages rose about 11 per cent in the first half of the year, against 13.5 per cent for the same period last year. Above, a worker at a clothing factory in Huaibei, Anhui province. Photo: AFP
Nationwide, wages rose about 11 per cent in the first half of the year, against 13.5 per cent for the same period last year. Above, a worker at a clothing factory in Huaibei, Anhui province. Photo: AFP

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Nationwide, wages rose about 11 per cent in the first half of the year, against 13.5 per cent for the same period last year. Above, a worker at a clothing factory in Huaibei, Anhui province. Photo: AFPNationwide, wages rose about 11 per cent in the first half of the year, against 13.5 per cent for the same period last year. Above, a worker at a clothing factory in Huaibei, Anhui province. Photo: AFP
Nationwide, wages rose about 11 per cent in the first half of the year, against 13.5 per cent for the same period last year. Above, a worker at a clothing factory in Huaibei, Anhui province. Photo: AFP
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