Currency of China: Chinese yuan, today's rate ¥
The Chinese Yuan is the currency of China. The code of Chinese yuan is CNY. We use ¥ as symbol of Chinese yuan. The Chinese Yuan is divided in 100 fen. CNY is regulated by People's Bank of China.
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- the Chinese yuan was introduced in 1 Mar 1953 (68 years ago).
- There are 3 coins for the Chinese yuan ( 10角 , 50角 and ¥1 ),
- the Chinese yuan has 10 banknotes ( 10角 , 20角 , 50角 , ¥1 , ¥2 , ¥5 , ¥10 , ¥20 , ¥50 and ¥100 )
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The yuan, the Chinese currency
The yuan or renminbi ("currency of the people", started by Mao Zedong) has been the national currency of Chine since the late 19th century. Its rate is always subject to a regime of virtually fixed (pegged) exchange rates controlled by the government of the People’s Republic of China using a listing in a set of currencies where since 2005, the dollar and the euro have predominated.
The origin of the word "yuan" comes from the name of a dominant Mongol dynasty between 1279 and 1368. The symbol for the yuan is the same as the yen symbol in Japan as well as the won in Korea, meaning simply "circle".
100 Fen = 10 Jiao = 1 Yuan
The yuan is divided into jiao ("horn") and fen ("part of"). But jieo and fen coins circulate very little in China. You’ll usually find banknotes (from 5 to 100 yuan) which all feature the head of Mao, the famous founder of the People’s Republic of China. On the back, you’ll find Chinese landscapes and monuments. On the 5-yuan note, you’ll find one of the 5 sacred mountains of China, Tai Shan. On this mountain, the emperors would offer their sacrifices to the earth and the heavens to thank them.
|Indian rupee to Chinese yuan||1 INR = 0.0852 CNY|
|US dollar to Chinese yuan||1 USD = 6.3879 CNY|
|euro to Chinese yuan||1 EUR = 7.4409 CNY|
|UAE dirham to Chinese yuan||1 AED = 1.7391 CNY|
|Pakistani rupee to Chinese yuan||1 PKR = 0.0366 CNY|
|Singapore dollar to Chinese yuan||1 SGD = 4.7470 CNY|
|Malaysian ringgit to Chinese yuan||1 MYR = 1.5380 CNY|
|South African rand to Chinese yuan||1 ZAR = 0.4311 CNY|
|Saudi riyal to Chinese yuan||1 SAR = 1.7031 CNY|
|Philippine peso to Chinese yuan||1 PHP = 0.1258 CNY|
|Nepalese rupee to Chinese yuan||1 NPR = 0.0535 CNY|
|Myanmar kyat to Chinese yuan||1 MMK = 0.0034 CNY|
|Qatari rial to Chinese yuan||1 QAR = 1.7558 CNY|
|Namibian dollar to Chinese yuan||1 NAD = 0.4316 CNY|
|Kuwaiti dinar to Chinese yuan||1 KWD = 21.1864 CNY|
|Bangladeshi taka to Chinese yuan||1 BDT = 0.0747 CNY|