China: Rising wage concern

- "Rising wage pressure is a growing concern for China. Major foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) such as Foxconn and Honda reportedly increased wage by an average of 30%. These numbers are seemingly alarming and will generate some spill-over effects to a certain degree."
- "From a historical perspective, total wages as a share of GDP has persistently fallen from 56% in the early 80s to around 35% in 08. Profit as a share of GDP, on the other hand, shot up rapidly from 20% in mid-90s to 31% in 08. Considering the fact that labor does not share as much as economic prosperity as entrepreneurs during the booming years amidst rising inflationary pressure, a one-off hike of 30% this year seems more like compensating their lost years."
DBS Economics 20100707

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