11% rise in wages in Shanghai

THE average monthly salary in Shanghai, China's biggest city, rose by 10.8% to 1,677 yuan (RM775.20) during the first six months of this year, according to official figures released recently.  

The per-capita disposable income of urban residents in the city stood at 7,409 yuan (RM3,134.40) during the six-month period, up 8%, according to a sample survey conducted by Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau.  

The per-capita income of rural residents was 4,340 yuan (RM2,010.20), an increase of 7%. The consumer price index dropped by 0.4%. – People's Daily  

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