President Xi Jinping, all civil servants get a raise
Chinese President Xi Jinping and all other public employees are getting a raise this year for the first time since 2006, after they had been frozen and caused government officials to quit jobs because of low pay.
The basic monthly salary for national-level officials, who are the seven members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, including Xi, will increase to 11,385 yuan ($1,832.36) from the current 7,020 yuan ($1,130), a raise of about 60 percent.
Salaries for the lowest-level civil servants will increase to 1,320 yuan from the current 630 yuan.
The basic salary is only one part of a Chinese civil servant’s monthly salary. Allowances are also given according to duties and work positions.
The increase will be retroactive to Oct 1, with civil servants receiving a one-off payment for the difference in wages for the fourth quarter of last year.
The notices also said that, in the future, salaries for civil servants will be adjusted every year or every two years. (Photo 3)