One of China's top investment banks, China International Capital Corporation (CICC), is apparently instituting a large cut to dealmakers' base compensation, a move that is causing a stir in the financial community. Exclusive internal sources claim that the corporation will strategically change its pay structure by cutting basic salaries by 25%. This move, which reflects wider changes in the investment banking industry, is expected to have an influence not just on China's financial environment but also on the worldwide scene.