BBC editor of China resigns over gender pay gap dispute
London: A BBC editor has resigned from her post, citing pay inequality with male colleagues, a media report said on Monday.
In an open letter, BBC China's editor Carrie Gracie, accused the corporation of a "secretive and illegal pay culture".
Gracie, who has been at the BBC for more than 30 years, said it was facing a "crisis of trust", after it was revealed that two-thirds of its stars earning more than 150,000 pounds a year were male. She said she would return to her former post in the TV newsroom "where I expect to be paid equally".
In the letter, Gracie, a China specialist who is fluent in Mandarin, said "the BBC belongs to you, the licence fee payer.
"I believe you have a right to know that it is breaking equality law and resisting pressure for a fair and transparent pay structure."
Last July, the BBC was forced to reveal the salaries of all employees.