Caixin
Jun 30, 2022 03:30 AM
CHINA

Wealthy Provinces Slash Civil Servant Pay Amid Budget Crunches

Many civil servants in several Chinese provinces will have their annual incomes cut by 20% to 30% this year.
Many civil servants in several Chinese provinces will have their annual incomes cut by 20% to 30% this year.

Many civil servants in several wealthy Chinese provinces will have their annual incomes cut by 20% to 30% this year, Caixin learned, as local governments face fiscal pressure amid the pandemic.

A civil servant’s annual income consists of 12-month salaries, allowances, subsidies and bonuses, according to the country’s civil service law. But since January, authorities in several provinces, including Guangdong, Zhejiang and Jiangsu, asked local state-owned and state-backed institutions to stop paying year-end special bonuses and allowances.

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