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Take your first step towards China

China is a history book of development all in one – from traditional farms and agriculture to the pinnacle of information innovation, it’s all waiting there for you to explore. Convert some New Zealand dollars to Chinese renminbi (also known as 'yuan') and get ready for a holiday full of culture.

With the Chinese  yuan by your side, you can explore the secrets of the Great Wall, the forbidden city of Beijing, the giant pandas of Chengdu, temples hidden in mountain ranges, and plenty of other natural sites you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Once you’ve discovered yourself, get lost in the chaos and craziness of some of the world’s biggest cities, and enjoy some cheap and cheerful shopping.

Important note: Before you ask, yes, Hong Kong is a part of China. But it’s so incredibly massive that it has its own economy. If you’re planning to visit Hong Kong, and/or any other regions of China, it’s important you have the right cash for the course.

The historical rates chart makes it easy to compare the two currencies. Political, world and local events can cause rates to fluctuate, but you can sign up for currency rate alerts and when the exchange rates are where you want, you’ll get an alert. After all, it takes one to know yuan.

Coins and notes

The currency of China is the Chinese yuan renminbi, but it prefers to be called just ‘yuan’. It’s quite a unique form of currency, so be sure to triple-check notes as you hand them out. One yuan equates to 10 jiao, which itself is made up of 10 fen. Think of yuan as dollars, fen as cents, and jiao as… well, something in the middle. 

In Chinese currency, you’ll find coins worth 10 and 50 fen, as well as the 1 yuan coin. Banknotes will take you through 10 and 50 fen, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 yuan each. It’ll take a little getting used to, but it won’t be long until you’ve mastered Chinese currency correctly.

Facts about the currency

  • The Yuan was originally called the ‘kuai’ (meaning ‘lump’) because currency was quite literally a lump of silver.
  • Inflation on the yuan has been astonishing, going up over 1000x over the last 40 years.
  • For Bitcoin fans, you’d be intrigued to know that 80% had been exchanged for CNY in 2015.
  • The Chinese people were the founders of paper currency, dating back to the 9th century.

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