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Minimum Wage Comparisons Between China and India

Discussion in 'World Affairs' started by IndoCarib, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. huskie

    huskie FULL MEMBER

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    Japan is in a rather different league; they manufacture things that others can't. A lot of factories/companies in Mainland China, Taiwan, Thailand and South Korea etc depend on the Japanese supply chain.

    One example of an Indian factory owner that I know may help explain why Indian wage advantage means very little on the global stage. The Indian owner used to have some 20ish workers (most of them work as temporary workers without any contract) in his electrical sockets factory/workshop, and he paid them less than 3000 rupees a month (at current rate it is about $55). But like many other small business owners in India, he had to deal with the authorities. To avoid paying proper taxes, he didn't provide payslips to workers, and he got sued by his workers for not paying wages(he claimed he did but could not provide evidences), so he had to bribe the judge to get away. Anyway at the end, his products cost 40-50% more than the imported ones, and most of the costs did not come from labor cost. He had no incentives to upgrade the factory, and eventually he just stopped production; now he imports electrical sockets directly from China, puts his own tags and labels on them, and claims that these are made in his factory.

     
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    It is an advantage and a sign that India can produce goods cheaply in than China in the coming years.
     
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    India does not even come close to Pakistan when it comes to minimum wages let alone china. suggest india should reduce its minimum salaries even more to give china tough time in capturing world manufacturing contracts.:)
     
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    today is the first day of my new job,i signed the contract and got to know the minimum wage here is 1600 RMB,shenzhen

    today is the first day of my new job,i signed the contract and got to know the minimum wage here is 1600 RMB,shenzhen
     
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    Who will stay in Shenzhen if one only pay for 1600 RMB???
    more than 800million jobs in China, many companies hide the wage to avoid paying tax, workers are hard to find now.
    look at a Recruitment website, you will see the wage they supply at RMB for general jobs
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