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Elusive wage growth, ample openings: China too catches it

White-collar pay edges down and pay rises for the nation's 281 million migrant workers also narrows

A production line at the Huajian shoe factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province. Factories have resumed shedding workers after a pause in March, a sub-index of the official manufacturing purchasing managers index shows.


CHINA'S labour market remains tight and unemployment low. And yet - just like in the US, Europe and elsewhere - wages growth isn't reflecting that strength.

Official and private gauges show demand for hiring remained healthy in the second quarter, with even the weakest...

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