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Japan's Panasonic to give China expats 'pollution pay'

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Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said Thursday it would give employees sent to China a wage premium to compensate for the country's hazardous air pollution, in a possible first for an international company. 

Chinese tourists wearing face masks visit Tiananmen Square as heavy air pollution continues to shroud Beijing on February 26, 2014

The move was part of a wider deal reached in Japan's annual labour talks which saw major firms, including Panasonic and Toyota, agree to boost workers' salaries for the first time in years, amid concerns about an economic slowdown after a sales tax rise next month.

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