BBC’s China editor resigns over gender pay gap disagreement

The BBC’s China editor has resigned her posture in Beijing in protest over what she called a failure to sufficiently address a gap in compensation between men and women at the public broadcaster.

Carrie Gracie’s departure is the latest aftershock from the public corporation’s forced publication last year of pay levels for its top earners that presented two-thirds of those in the top bracket were men.

A 30 -year veteran of the BBC, Gracie said in a statement on her website addressed to BBC viewers that she could no longer perform her chore at a high level while battling with boss over pay equality.

Gracie said she learned that two of the BBC’s four international editors — both men — made at least 50 percent more than their two female counterparts.

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