Exclusive | China’s diplomats working abroad given a ‘very rare’ pay rise, sources say

by SCMP Reporters at scmp.com

Wages have gone up by more than US$1,000 a month regardless of location or rank, according to people familiar with the situation
It could be a bid to reassure diplomatic corps and suggests Beijing believes they have ‘more significant role to play’, analysts say
Chinese diplomats posted to overseas missions received a substantial pay rise this spring, sources say, in what is seen as a vote of confidence after the abrupt departure of the country’s former foreign minister.

Salaries have gone up by more than US$1,000 a month across the board, according to several sources familiar with the situation, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter.