China's currency is the Renminbi Yuan (CNY), which is divided into 10 jiao or 100 fen. Make sure you exchange your leftover Yuan before returning home because you may have difficulty exchanging the currency outside China's borders. Foreign cash can be exchanged in cities at the Bank of China. It is not possible to exchange Scottish or Northern Irish bank notes. Banks are closed weekends. The larger hotels and the special 'Friendship Stores' designed for foreigners will accept most Western currencies for purchases. Major credit cards are accepted in the main cities, but acceptance may be limited in more rural areas. ATMs are scarce in rural areas.
Currency Exchange Rates
|China||CNY 1||CNY 5||CNY 10||CNY 100||CNY 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.20||AUD 0.98||AUD 1.97||AUD 19.69||AUD 196.92|
|Canada||CAD 0.19||CAD 0.96||CAD 1.91||CAD 19.13||CAD 191.26|
|Ireland||EUR 0.13||EUR 0.63||EUR 1.27||EUR 12.66||EUR 126.60|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.21||NZD 1.05||NZD 2.10||NZD 21.00||NZD 209.98|
|South Africa||ZAR 1.97||ZAR 9.86||ZAR 19.72||ZAR 197.22||ZAR 1,972.15|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.11||GBP 0.56||GBP 1.13||GBP 11.26||GBP 112.56|
|United States of America||USD 0.14||USD 0.72||USD 1.44||USD 14.41||USD 144.07|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.