New Money [in China]

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Check out the new 10 yuan notes being issuedAA in China - notice that something is missing?

That’s right, for the first time in a decade the Chinese government is issuing new bills that DO NOT feature an image of Chairman Mao. Crazy.

And that’s not even it - the featured image on the new bill is Herzog & de Meuron‘s Beijing National Stadium [known in Beijing as ‘the Bird’s Nest‘]. So not only did Mao get pushed off the new money, but the replacement is basically a symbol of the ‘new’ China. My ninjas, please!

::via the BBC::

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Posted: July 17th, 2008
at 8:00am by orangemenace


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