China Labour Law Updates: July 2023

Are you aware of the latest labour law updates in China? We highlight the essential legal changes that took place in July 2023 that you should pay attention to across the key states in China!

1. New Minimum Wage

Starting from July 2023, Shanghai increased the minimum wage to RMB24 per hour or RMB2,690 per month.

2. The Maximum Amount of Severance Payments Increased

LocationEffective DateMax Amount of Severance Payments (RMB)
ShanghaiJuly 2023438,588
Guangzhou, Guangdong ProvinceJune 2023456,972
Shantou, Guangdong ProvinceJune 2023278,295
Shenzhen, Guangdong ProvinceJune 2023494,262
Zhuhai, Guangdong ProvinceJune 2023378,396
Baotou, Inner Mongolia Autonomous RegionJune 2023305,238
Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous RegionJuly 2023319,623
BeijingJune 2023535,428
Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous RegionJune 2023361,632
Jining, Shandong ProvinceJune 2023287,442
Linyi, Shandong ProvinceJune 2023284,175
Zibo, Shandong ProvinceJune 2023296,202
Ürümqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous RegionJune 2023305,292
Changzhou, Jiangsu ProvinceJune 2023395,268
Jiangyin, Jiangsu ProvinceJune 2023400,857
Kunshan, Jiangsu ProvinceJune 2023396,156
Nanjing, Jiangsu ProvinceJune 2023465,549
Suzhou, Jiangsu ProvinceJune 2023396,156
Wuxi, Jiangsu ProvinceJune 2023400,857
Xuzhou, Jiangsu ProvinceJune 2023303,870
Yancheng, Jiangsu ProvinceJune 2023316,836
Yangzhou, Jiangsu ProvinceJune 2023317,382
Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu ProvinceJune 2023396,156
Nanchang, Jiangxi ProvinceJune 2023319,989
Baoding, Hebei ProvinceMay 2023252,966
Handan, Hebei ProvinceMay 2023252,621
Shijiazhuang, Hebei ProvinceMay 2023296,925
Tangshan, Hebei ProvinceMay 2023277,737
Luoyang, Henan ProvinceJune 2023259,290
Zhengzhou, Henan ProvinceJune 2023283,185
Hangzhou, Zhejiang ProvinceMay 2023471,615
Huzhou, Zhejiang ProvinceJune 2023341,274
Jinhua, Zhejiang ProvinceMay 2023356,841
Ningbo, Zhejiang ProvinceJune 2023403,701
Wenling, Zhejiang ProvinceMay 2023333,195
Wenzhou, Zhejiang ProvinceJune 2023356,499
Yiwu, Zhejiang ProvinceMay 2023356,841
Haikou, Hainan ProvinceJuly 2023318,798
Shiyan, Hubei ProvinceJune 2023213,618
Wuhan, Hubei ProvinceMay 2023373,185
Yichang, Hubei ProvinceJune 2023226,983
Changsha, Hunan ProvinceJune 2023363,513
Lanzhou, Gansu ProvinceMay 2023292,941
Fuzhou, Fujian ProvinceJune 2023346,647
Xiamen, Fujian ProvinceJune 2023373,389
Guiyang, Guizhou ProvinceMay 2023284,424
Zunyi, Guizhou ProvinceJuly 2023259,695
Dalian, Liaoning ProvinceJune 2023341,835
Shenyang, Liaoning ProvinceJune 2023322,944
ChongqinMay 2023334,272
Baoji, Shaanxi ProvinceJune 2023237,978
Xi’an, Shaanxi ProvinceJuly 2023353,796
Foshan, Guangdong ProvinceJune 2023326,802
Jiaxing, Zhejiang ProvinceJune 2023384,879
Xiaoshan, Zhejiang ProvinceMay 2023471,615
Xingtai, Hebei ProvinceMay 2023224,199
Quanzhou, Fujian ProvinceJune 2023268,737
Huizhou, Guangdong ProvinceJuly 2023304,158
Changde, Hunan ProvinceJune 2023256,455
Hengyang, Hunan ProvinceMay 2023237,045
Haining, Zhejiang ProvinceJune 2023384,879
Ganzhou, Jiangxi ProvinceJune 2023264,435

2. The Maximum Amount of Taxable Housing Provident Fund Increased

LocationEffective DateMax Amount of Taxable Housing Provident Fund (RMB)
ShanghaiJuly 202336,549
Guangzhou, Guangdong ProvinceJuly 202338,082
Kunming, Yunnan ProvinceJanuary 202329,669
Baotou, Inner Mongolia Autonomous RegionJuly 202325,436
Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous RegionJuly 202326,635
Changchun, Jilin ProvinceJanuary 202325,224
TianjinJuly 202326,451
Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous RegionJuly 202330,135
Hefei, Anhui ProvinceJanuary 202328,004
Wuhu, Anhui ProvinceJuly 202323,778
Dezhou, Shandong ProvinceJuly 202322,284
Jinan, Shandong ProvinceJuly 202330,975
Jining, Shandong ProvinceJuly 202323,157
Linyi, Shandong ProvinceJuly 202323,681
Qingdao, Shandong ProvinceJuly 202331,015.25
Weifang, Shandong ProvinceJuly 202322,968
Yantai, Shandong ProvinceJuly 202326,095
Zibo, Shandong ProvinceJuly 202324,683.5
Taiyuan, Shanxi Province/td>July 202325,752
Guangzhou, Guangdong ProvinceeJuly 202338,082
Shantou, Guangdong ProvinceJuly 202323,190
Shenzhen, Guangdong ProvinceJuly 202341,190
Zhuhai, Guangdong ProvinceJuly 202331,533
Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous RegionJuly 202323,948
Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous RegionJanuary 202326,895
Ürümqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous RegionJuly 202329,343
Changzhou, Jiangsu ProvinceJuly 202332,500
Jiangyin, Jiangsu ProvinceJuly 202333,000
Kunshan, Jiangsu ProvinceJuly 202333,000
Suzhou, Jiangsu ProvinceJuly 202333,000
Wuxi, Jiangsu ProvinceJuly 202333,000
Xuzhou, Jiangsu ProvinceJuly 202329,945
Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu ProvinceJuly 202333,000
Nanchang, Jiangxi ProvinceJuly 202326,667
Baoding, Hebei ProvinceJuly 202321,081
Handan, Hebei ProvinceJuly 202321,051
Shijiazhuang, Hebei ProvinceJuly 202324,743
Tangshan, Hebei ProvinceJuly 202323,145
Luoyang, Henan ProvinceJuly 202321,177
Zhengzhou, Henan ProvinceJuly 202324,311
Hangzhou, Zhejiang ProvinceJuly 202338,390
Jinhua, Zhejiang ProvinceJuly 202329,737
Ningbo, Zhejiang ProvinceJuly 202337,788
Wenzhou, Zhejiang ProvinceJune 202329,709
Haikou, Hainan ProvinceJuly 202325,641
Yichang, Hubei ProvinceJanuary 202325,581
Changsha, Hunan ProvinceJuly 202330,293
Lanzhou, Gansu ProvinceJuly 202325,149
Fuzhou, Fujian ProvinceJune 202328,062
Xiamen, Fujian ProvinceJuly 202330,410
Guiyang, Guizhou ProvinceJuly 202323,118
Zunyi, Guizhou ProvinceJuly 202321,641
Dalian, Liaoning ProvinceJuly 202328,488
Shenyang, Liaoning ProvinceJuly 202326,910
Baoji, Shaanxi ProvinceJuly 2023
Xi’an, Shaanxi ProvinceJuly 202329,483
Xining, Qinghai ProvinceJuly 202328,567
Foshan, Guangdong ProvinceJuly 202327,234
Xiaoshan, Zhejiang ProvinceJuly 202338,390
Yueyang, Hunan ProvinceJanuary 202319,086
Quanzhou, Fujian ProvinceJuly 202322,043
Huizhou, Guangdong ProvinceJuly 202328,965
Changde, Hunan ProvinceJuly 202326,361

3. The Work Injury Insurance


Starting from 1 July 2023, Shanghai Municipality has issued a notice on adjusting the standard of disability allowance and living care expenses for workers injured at work in this city to ensure the basic livelihood of workers injured at work. This notice is valid until 30 June 2025. Here are the specific details of the adjustments:

1. New Minimum Monthly Disability Allowances

Measures of DisabilityMinimum Monthly Disability Allowances (RMB)
Level 19,276
Level 28,643
Level 38,124
Level 47,592

2. Living Care Allowance

Level of DisabilityMonthly Living Care Allowance (RMB)
Unable to independently care for oneself6,092
Limited ability to take care of oneself4,874
Partially unable to take care of oneself3,655

For disabled workers who completed the procedures for receiving monthly pensions as per the regulations before December 31, 2022, if the disability allowance increases, as stipulated in Article 1 of this notice, is lower than the increment in their basic pension for 2023, the difference will be supplemented to them based on the increased pension amount.

For work-related injuries sustained between January 1 and December 31, 2023, if the disability allowance calculated and disbursed according to the guidelines of the “Implementation Measures” is lower than the minimum standard specified in Article 1, Section 2 of this notice, the payment will be adjusted to meet the minimum standard.

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

Starting from 1 July 2023, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region has issued a notice on adjusting the standard of disability allowance and living care expenses for workers injured at work in this city to ensure the basic livelihood of workers injured at work. This notice is valid until 30 June 2025. Here are the specific details of the adjustments:

  1. For workers with work-related injuries who are already receiving disability benefits on or before December 31, 2021, the adjustments to their monthly disability allowances are as follows: First-level disability increases by RMB360/month; Second-level disability increases by RMB330/month; Third-level disability increases by RMB300/month; Fourth-level disability increases by RMB270/month; For employees where it is challenging for the employer to arrange work and who receive monthly disability allowances, fifth-level disability increases by RMB240/month and sixth-level disability increases by RMB210/month.
  2. The dependents who enjoy the pension before December 31, 2021 (inclusive) will receive an increase by RMB110 per month.

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