1 Renminbi Yuan (CNY; symbol ¥) = 10 jiao/mao or 100 fen. Notes are in denominations of ¥100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. Coins are in denominations of ¥1, 5 and 1 jiao/mao. Counterfeit ¥50 and ¥100 notes are commonplace.
Credit/ Debit cards and ATMs
ATMs can generally be found in airports, hotels, shopping centres and banks.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in major provincial cities in designated establishments. ATMs can generally be found in airports, hotels, shopping centres and banks. Credit cards are often unlikely to be accepted away from the major cities.
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars.
The cultural heritage of China is one of the world's oldest and most intricate with a history of more than 5,000 years. Its huge geographical area contributes to varying customs and traditions between provinces, cities and towns.
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China has a great diversity of climates. The northeast experiences hot and dry summers and bitterly cold winters. The north and central region has almost continual rainfall, hot summers and cold winters. The southeast region has substantial rainfall, with semi-tropical summers and cool winters. Central, southern and western China are also susceptible to flooding, China is also periodically subject to seismic activity.