Tourists take a ferry ride on the Huangpu River in Shanghai, whose residents were China’s highest earners in the first three months of this year. Photo: Bloomberg

Shanghai tops list of China’s highest earners, but national wealth gap continues to grow

Average salary in financial centre rose 9pc in first three months to US$2,700, more than five times the figure in Tibet

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Tourists take a ferry ride on the Huangpu River in Shanghai, whose residents were China’s highest earners in the first three months of this year. Photo: Bloomberg
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.