Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to China as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

China: Beijing awards additional maternity leave for third child

Not only are mothers in the city able to claim 30 days extra leave for a third child, but also a further one to three months of extended leave (subject to employer approval) …

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China: E-commerce platform JD.com offers 4 months ‘bonus salary’ to employees

The Beijing-based e-commerce giant JD Group has announced that they will be increasing annual salaries for the majority of their 370,000 employees by an average of 14% over the next two years …

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China: Tax exemption standard for one-off compensation in Shenzhen

The tax exempt upper threshold for one-off compensation paid to employees due to their job termination in Shenzhen city has been set at 418,308 yuan (US$64,450 …

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China: Shenzhen hopes to attract more corporate headquarters

In order to encourage the establishment of headquarters operations in Shenzhen, a number of grants and subsidies have been introduced …

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China: Changes to the contribution ratio of housing provident fund in Guangzhou

The 2021/22 contribution base for the housing provident fund in Guangzhou now ranges between 2,100 yuan (US$323 …

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China: Beijing continues to adjust the disability allowance for employees with work-related injuries

The disability allowance for grades 1 to 4 work-related injuries has been increased by 440 yuan (US$68), 405 yuan (US$62 …

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China: Government implements new apprenticeship program to reinforce talent training

China began to experiment with an apprenticeship system in 2015 …

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China: Shanghai increased minimum wage to 2,590 yuan

The gross minimum monthly wage in Shanghai has just been increased from 2,480 yuan (US$384) to 2,590 yuan (US$401) …

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China: Minimum wage in Beijing to be increased from August 2021

With effect from 1st August 2021, the minimum gross monthly wage for full-time employees in China’s capital Beijing will be increased from 2,200 yuan (US$340) to 2,320 yuan (US$358) …

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China: Paid sick leave in Guangzhou to protect income through the COVID-19 crisis

Guangzhou employers are reminded that they must give their employees sick pay if they need to stop working for medical treatment after the end of the COVID-19 quarantine period …

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China: Basic medical insurance premium rate temporarily reduced in Shenzhen

The Shenzhen employer contribution rate for Level I Basic Medical Insurance Premiums has been reduced from 6% to 5% for the period between 1st May 2021 to 31st December 2021 …

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China: Annual average wage of Guangzhou employees (2020)

According to the latest data from the Statistics Bureau of Guangzhou Municipality, in 2020, the annual average wage of employees in urban private organizations was 68,826 yuan (US$10,627 …

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China: Private sector wages rise 5.3% in 2020

According to data released from the National Bureau of Statistics, the average annual wages of private sector urban employees rose over the year in 2020 by 4,123 yuan (US$645 …

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China: High temperature allowance increased in Guangdong

Guangdong employees subject to outdoors working conditions at or above 35℃ and indoor conditions at or above 33℃, must be paid a high temperature allowance during the months from June to October …

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China: Tibet region increases minimum wage as of July 2021

With effect from 1st July 2021, the gross minimum monthly wage in Tibet Autonomous Region will be increased to 1,850 yuan (US$289 …

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