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BBC China editor Carrie Gracie quits over gender pay gap dispute

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

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A pedestrian walks past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in central London. Photo: Reuters
A pedestrian walks past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in central London. Photo: Reuters

The BBC's China editor has resigned her position 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 showed 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 that she could no longer perform her job at a high level while battling with bosses over pay equality.

Gracie said she learned that two of the BBC's four editors, both men, made at least 50 per cent more than their two female counterparts.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 12:25 IST
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