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人民币 (Chinese)
ISO 4217
Code CNY
 1 yuán (元,圆)
 1/10 jiǎo (角)
 1/100 fēn (分)
Plural The language(s) of this currency do(es) not have a morphological plural distinction.
Symbol ¥
Nickname none
 yuán (元,圆) kuài (块)
 jiǎo (角) máo (毛)
 Freq. used ¥0.1, ¥0.5, ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥20, ¥50, ¥100
 Rarely used ¥0.2, ¥2
 Freq. used ¥0.1, ¥0.5, ¥1
 Rarely used ¥0.01, ¥0.02, ¥0.05
Official user(s)  People's Republic of China
Unofficial user(s)  North Korea (until Nov 2009)
 Myanmar (in Kokang and Wa)
 Hong Kong
Central bank People's Bank of China
Inflation 1.7%, October 2012
 Source BBC News
 Method CPI
Pegged with Partially, to a basket of trade-weighted international currencies

The renminbi (RMB, ¥; code: CNY; also CN¥, and CN元) is the currency of the People's Republic of China. It is the main currency used in mainland China. It is also sometimes accepted in Hong Kong and Macau, and can be easily exchanged in those territories. The currency is issued by the People's Bank of China, the monetary authority of China. Its name means "people's currency" (simplified Chinese: 人民币; traditional Chinese: 人民幣; pinyin: rénmínbì).

The main unit of renminbi is the yuán (/). One yuan is divided into 10 jiǎo (). One jiǎo is subdivided into 10 fēn (份). Renminbi banknotes are available in denominations from 1 jiao to 100 yuan (¥0.1–100). Coins have denominations from 1 fen to 1 yuan (¥0.01–1). Therefore, some denominations exist in both coin and banknote form. Coins under ¥0.1 are rarely used.

Currently, only ¥20,000 can be taken in or out of China without declaring it, or telling customs that you have it.

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