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China’s civil servants ordered to tighten their belts



For Timothy Tian, like millions of other Chinese civil servants, the forthcoming Lunar New Year promises to be an austere one as government workers faces the toughest round of belt tightening in a decade.Even if Covid restrictions allow it, the city government worker from Zhejiang cannot afford to travel after his monthly pay packet was cut by about 2,000 yuan (US$315) to 5,000 yuan.“The total pay cut is about 25 per cent and I am not expecting much of a year-end bonus given the circumstances,”…



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