China's western province of Qinghai will raise the minimum wage from September. It will become the 27th province to do so this year.
Since Jiangsu Province initiated a minimum wage adjustment in February, nearly 90 percent of provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions have lifted their wage standard. The southern island province of Hainan has led the pack with a 37 percent increase in its minimum wage.
Currently the minimum wages in the country range from 570 to 1005 yuan per month. Only Guizhou and Gansu Provinces as well as Chongqing and Guangxi have not raised wages to date. But they are considering a change.
- Sichuan raises minimum wages by up to 44% 2010-07-29
- Xinjiang hikes minimum wages 2010-07-26
- Beijing minimum monthly wage rises to 960 yuan 2010-07-02
- Analysts: Minimum wage hike won't increase labor cost 2010-06-17