China Leader Gets Raise in Base Pay to $22,300 a Year

January 20, 2015 9:56 AM

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Chinese President Xi Jinping's base salary is rising from about $13,600 to $22,300 a year under a recent general pay increase for public employees, state media reported Tuesday.

The reports gave Chinese citizens a rare glimpse into how much their leaders make, though it was far from the whole picture because it excludes extra allowances and other perquisites of power. And, officials later declined to confirm even the base salary figures and dampened online discussion. Comme...

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