Guangdong province will raise the minimum wage in September, hoping to become a more appealing destination for migrant workers, state media reported. As of September 1, workers in Guangzhou will earn a minimum US$97.5 (RMB780) per month, in Shenzhen US$101.25 (RMB810), and second tier cities like Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan and Zhongshan will see the minimum wage hiked to US$86.25 (RMB690). The increases are an average of 17.8%. The province said this is the seventh time it has raised the minimum wage in 12 years but this is the highest jump yet. Minimum wages in Shanghai and Jiangsu province are US$86.25 (RMB690) and Beijing's minimum is US$80 (RMB640).