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Chinese currency is called:
Ren Min Bi (RMB for abbr.) or
China Yuan (CNY for abbr.)
On the right column
are the images of Chinese yuan notes from 1 yuan
to 100 yuan. Click
on any image for a big picture and description..
Here is the list of available Chinese currency now:
100 yuan (note)
50 yuan (note)
20 yuan (note)
10 yuan (note)
5 yuan (note)
2 yuan (note)
1 yuan (note & coin)
0.5 yuan (5 Jiao, note & coin,
0.2 yuan (2 Jiao, note, seldom used)
0.1yuan (1 Jiao, note & coin,
In China, especially in Shanghai, you can easily
GET Chinese currency from banks or ATMs with your
credit cards or other available travel bills/checks.
US Dollar is not available in common market, but
available in some tourist aspects.
Most emporiums, restaurants and hotels (3-star &
up) receive main CREDIT CARDS ,etc.
Most banks and hotels (3-star & up) provide
EXCHANGE service, you need to show your valid passport
ATM machines are available in a lot of places in
Shanghai, especially the airports, scenic spots
and business area.
The operation interface of most ATM machines are
in both Chinese and English, so don't worry if you
cannot read Chinese.
Most banks in Shanghai provide currency exchange
Special note: For foreigners, please
pay special attention that the RMB is not a free-exchange
currency. You can change USD to RMB freely in China
but the reserve exchange (RMB to USD) is restricted.
If you want to change the remaining RMB back to
USD, do keep the exchange receipt with you. RMB
to USD exchange is not accepted without your original
FAQ about currency exchange:
Q: What is the USA dollar exchange rate into
A: Currency exchange rate always changes,
as in any place in the world. The change rate varies
every day. However, the counter's rate does not
change as frequent as the online transaction. It
reports the rate of that day every morning and the
rate is displayed at the counter - see the big screen
with red characters - it is the exchange rate display
board. Check the current exchange rate online at
Please note that there should be a very slight difference
between the online rate and the rate at the counter
- the former is refreshed in real time and the later
is refreshed once per day.
Q:What is the USA dollar limit I can exchange
at the bank? $1000, $2000, $3000?, etc
A:The USD to RMB exchange limitation is 200,000
USD (Two hundred thousand USD) for both local residents
or foreigners. Exchanging above that limit need
to be reported to the Foreign Currency Exchange
Administration and waiting for approval and register.
I think the limit should be OK for you, but you
still need to check if you need to claim the cash
at custom if you bring too much money. The limit
applyies to exchange in cash.
You also need to pay attention that although you
can exchange your USD to RMB, withdrawing cash over
50,000 RMB (Fifty thousand RMB) needs appointment
in advance. Otherwise, you need to create an account
in the bank and withdraw it later in other branch
offices after you make the appointment.
Q: Any service charge of the banks in Shanghai?
A: Mostly no.