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Chinese city of Shenzhen boosts minimum wage

Certain regions in China are increasing their minimum wage in an attempt to improve labour relations.

The southern city of Shenzhen, a manufacturing base for companies like Apple supplier Foxconn, is increasing its minimum wage by nearly 14% starting from Wednesday.

Employees in Shenzhen will be entitled to about $240 (£152) per month, the highest minimum wage in the country.

The southwest province of Sichuan has also raised wages by at least 23%.

However, the BBC's Martin Patience reports that the salary increase may not be enough to quell worker dissatisfaction.

  • 01 Feb 2012