BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The Political Bureau of
the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) met here Friday to
look at ways to more fairly distribute incomes in society.
Chinese President Hu Jintao presided over the
A news release from the meeting
said that China should uphold and improve the system in which distribution
according to work is dominant and coexists with other modes of distribution.
The release said future reforms should concentrate on
increasing incomes of poorer people, expanding the moderate-income population,
effectively taxing high-income earners and banning illegal income.
The discussion was aimed at finding ways to narrow
the income gap between people in different regions and within certain social
The government will deepen its reform on the income
system of civil servants, and government employees should be paid according to
their occupation and rank and a unified standard should be adopted, the released
It said the country will adequately increase the
incomes of government workers at the grassroots level.
It also stressed that people working in remote areas
should be provided subsidies and the incomes of employees of enterprises and its
retirees also need to be improved.
Basic pensions, subsidies provided to retirees of
enterprises should be properly raised, it said. Enditem
Low income residents face growing
BEIJING, May, 16 -- A think-tank
study has highlighted the growing problems faced by low-income urban
residents, particularly those in the country's biggest cities.
In Beijing, the minimum wage in 2004 was 545 yuan
(US$67.2) per month, just 20 per cent of the city's average income. Added to
this, the amount earned was barely half the average monthly living expenditure
of 1017 yuan (US$127). Full story
Rural-urban income gap continues to
BEIJING, April 17 -- The survey
found that migrant workers who earn between 300-500 yuan (US$37-US$62) a month
account for nearly 30 per cent of the total, while those earning more than 800 yuan
(US$100) make up of about 28 per cent.
As an important income source for rural families, the
wages of migrant workers have been slow to increase compared with the rapid rise
in urban wages over the past few years. Full story
Income irregularity requires better
BEIJING, March. 9 -- China
should start addressing irregularities in income distribution by making civil
servants' salaries transparent, a member of the Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee said yesterday. Full story
Call for bigger middle-income
BEIJING, March 6 -- A mature
middle-income bracket is necessary for narrowing the income gap between the rich
and poor, a Hong Kong-based top political adviser said during the ongoing
plenary session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
National Committee. Full story