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China awards its soldiers a pay raise

Updated: 2011-03-02 14:23

By Zheng Jinran (

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Soldiers serving in China's army have been given a pay rise, the third since July 2006, with increases ranging from 5 to 40 percent, according to the Chongqing Morning Post.

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Grassroots officers get the highest increase with some as much as 40 percent. Senior officers will have an average rise of 1,000 yuan ($152) in their monthly wage, raising the highest level of general officers to 22,000 yuan.

The first salary rise was a 100 percent increase in July 2006. The second pay rise came in July 2008.


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