"I definitely get less money than a male in my situation would," she said. "Definitely."
"With great regret, I have left my post as China Editor to speak out publicly on a crisis of trust at the BBC."
But this could change if women decide to pursue careers in STEM fields like engineering or science, according to new research.
New figures show that the whole nation has received a pay cut on average and that the gender and geographical gaps remain large.