China to tackle yawning gap between rich, poor by increasing minimum wage (3)

13:10, June 11, 2010      

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Premier Wen Jiabao also mentioned, in his government work report to the country's top legislature and in an exclusive interview with Xinhua, that reforms on national income distribution must be enacted.

Since there are few options for the government to adjust the primary distribution of national income, experts have suggested that more employment opportunities should be created for low-income citizens.

"The government should make out policies to encourage the development of the service industry which could provide more jobs and constantly raise minimum wage," Prof. Hu said.

Another measure that the government should take is to increase the amount of middle-income citizens so as to make the middle class stronger, Hu added.
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