People’s Daily reported that, since the beginning of this year, at least 23 regions have raised their minimum wage. Among those cities, the monthly minimum wage in Shanghai and Shenzhen broke the 2,000 yuan (US$314) mark. While reports indicated that, in 2014, 19 regions had raised their minimum wage, the article said that the minimum wage in three provinces in Northeast of China has remained unchanged for over two years. According to the regulation published by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, minimum wages need to be adjusted at least once every two years.
Source: People’s Daily, September 25, 2015