Changshu, a city in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, plans to pay public institution employees their salaries in digital yuan starting from May, the city’s finance bureau announced on April 23. The move highlights China’s ongoing push to promote the use of the digital currency, which can be transferred directly to a Chinese bank account. Xuzhou, another city located in Jiangsu, announced separately on the same day that it was publishing a pilot scheme for promoting China’s digital yuan, becoming the second city in the province (after Suzhou) to experiment with the currency on a mass scale. One of Jiangsu province’s biggest cities, Suzhou was among the first places in the country to participate in China’s digital yuan pilot scheme when it launched in April 2020. [Security Times, in Chinese]