From an early age, children in China can expect to work in a factory or warehouse and take home about 100 yuan per day, about $8,000 per month.
But for those working in the most lucrative and prestigious offices in China, such as the countrys top executive, that wage can be well over $30,000.
And while that may seem like a lot, it’s actually much lower than the average Chinese worker’s pay, according to the World Bank.
It was estimated that the average worker earned about $18,000 in 2012.
That’s still a far cry from the $80,000 earned by the top CEOs of major U.S. companies.
For a company like IBM, the average salary is more than twice the median Chinese worker.
“There is so much inequality and so little opportunity,” said Jiang Tianming, an economist at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, which studies Chinese economics.
“It’s not a place where you want to be.
You don’t want to work there.”
While China has a long history of industrializing, it has also been under pressure to improve worker productivity and to become a world leader in artificial intelligence.
The country has recently made some strides toward that goal, but not fast enough.
For the past decade, the Chinese government has cut taxes, opened more business to foreign investment and promoted more transparency, but it still lags far behind the United States in terms of innovation.
That has created a perception that the country is an economically stagnant place.
China’s economic growth rate has been stagnant for more than a decade, as the world’s third-largest economy has lagged behind other nations in economic growth and job creation.
In 2012, China added a mere 14 million jobs, but the number of people working in its labor force has more than doubled since then, with nearly one-third of that growth coming from the country’s tech sector.
While China is still behind many of the other developed nations, its economy is also far more powerful than most of the rest of the world.
China accounts for roughly one-quarter of global trade and has the second-largest GDP in the developed world, behind only the United Kingdom.
The United States is second, with the third-highest GDP.
The Chinese economy is largely dependent on exports of raw materials and technology to countries such as China, India, Vietnam and South Korea.
But its economy has also grown through a mix of exports and investments.
According to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, China has become a major center for the worlds largest and most volatile derivatives markets, where traders sell bonds, derivatives and commodities that can be bought and sold on the international market.
In addition, China also offers a huge number of low-cost, high-speed rail connections across the world, often connecting major economies in Asia and Africa.
“The vast majority of Chinese investment is in the financial services sector,” said Yan Yan, an analyst with the U.K.-based consultancy China Capital Economics.
“That is where China is really taking advantage of.”
With the world at war, China’s leaders are seeking to expand its economy, and the U, U.N. and other governments are demanding a more transparent economy that will allow them to do so.
But that won’t happen overnight, especially since China has been slow to reform the financial system, according the World Economic Forum, a think tank.
And with more Chinese companies moving overseas, many have begun shifting the jobs of their local employees to foreign companies, which is also creating a gap in wages for local workers.
In response, the government has cracked down on workers who are found to be illegally taking foreign jobs.
It’s also been pushing to improve labor standards, with a government campaign targeting labor abuses that began in 2011.
The new measures have not been without problems.
In March, the Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said that Chinese labor inspectors had raided a local company’s headquarters, seizing computers, computers equipment and more than 500 computers.
The investigation was prompted by a complaint by the Chinese Communist Party Workers’ Association, which alleged that workers were illegally working overtime and had been exploited for no pay.
The workers were eventually allowed to return home, but some workers were forced to pay bribes to get their computers back, according Chinese media reports.
The incident came as the Chinese authorities continue to clamp down on civil society groups that seek to bring attention to the country and its economic problems.
That includes the Internet Service Providers Association of China, which organized protests outside the Communist party headquarters in Beijing in April that drew about 10,000 people to protest the party’s crackdown.
China has also launched a crackdown on journalists.
In September, authorities raided the offices of China Central Television, a state broadcaster, and shut down the Internet.
Earlier this month, Chinese authorities detained an English-language reporter for writing an article critical of the government.
The case came as China’s government has also cracked down, and is seeking to open up the country