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A Quick Guide while shopping:

100.00 CNY


13.2468 USD


100.00 CNY


13.9092 USD


100.00 CNY


14.6300 USD

China Yuan Renminbi

United States Dollars

The Bank of China issues Renminbi (RMB or ‘People’s Money’). Paper notes are issued in denominations of one, two, five, 10, 50, and 100 yuan; one, two and five jiao: and one, two and five fen.
1 yuan equals 10 Jiao equals 100 fen
Coins are in denominations of one yuan; five jiao; and one, two and five fen. Hong Kong dollars are occasionally used in the SEZ but are not used in other parts of China. RMB is often accepted in Hong Kong, at par - which is losing a little for the RMB holder.


Photos of Chinese Currency -- Notice the 'old' and 'new' banknotes
All the new Yuan notes have a picture of the man himself - Chairman Mao. So if you see Mao's smiling face looking up at you, then its a full Yuan. If no Mao its a Jiao.
ATMs: ATMs at some Chinese banks (Examples: China Bank, China Construction Bank) will dispense cash from US VISA and MasterCard Bank Cards. There are also special "Foreign Cards Only" ATMs located at the Shekou Coastal Rose 7-11 and at the big Mall near Shekou Walmart. ATMs usually dispense 100RMB notes.