People's Republic 1980-1990


1 Jiao, 1980

1 jiao 1980 front
1 jiao 1980 back

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Front: Gaoshan man and a Male ethnic group member

Back: Arms


2 Jiao, 1980

2 jiao 1980 front
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Front: Native Bu Yi and Korean youth

Back: Arms


5 Jiao, 1980

5 jiao 1980 front
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Front: Mao and Zhuang children

Back: Arms


1 Yuan, 1980

1 yuan 1980 front
1 yuan 1980 back

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Front: Dong and Yao youths

Back: Great Wall of China


The Great Wall

The Great Wall

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2 Yuan, 1980

2 yuan 1980 front
2 yuan 1980 back

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Front: Uygur and Yi youths

Back: The Pillar of South Heaven in the South China Sea


The Pillar of South Heaven

The Pillar of South Heaven

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5 Yuan, 1980

5 yuan 1980 front
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Front: Old Tibetan man and young Hui woman

Back: Wu Gorge of the Yangtze River


Wu Gorge

Wu Gorge

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10 Yuan, 1980

10 yuan 1980 front
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Front: Elder Han and youthful Mongolian man

Back: Mount Qomolangma (Mount Everest)


Mount Everest

Mount Everest

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50 Yuan, 1990

50 yuan 1990 front
50 yuan 1990 back

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Front: Intellectual, farm girl and industrial male worker

Back: Waterfall of Yellow River


Waterfall of Yellow River

Waterfall of Yellow River

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100 Yuan, 1990

100 yuan 1990 front
100 yuan 1990 back

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Front: Four Great Men: Mao Zedong, Zhow Enlai, Liu Shaoq and Zhu De

Back: Summits of Jinggang Mountains (starting point of the "Long March")


Jinggang Mountains

Jinggang Mountains

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Empire (before 1911)
Republic - Central Bank of China | Other Chinese Banks
Peoples Republic 1948-1972 | 1980-1990 | 1999-2000 | 2005-2015
Taiwan | Puppet Banks | Military Occupation

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China, located in eastern Asia, has one of the world's longest uninterrupted civilizations, dating back more than six millennia. For centuries, China was the world's most advanced civilization, and the cultural center of East Asia, with an impact lasting to the present day.

China is the source of many great inventions including Paper, the compass, gunpowder, and printing. China was also the first country to use paper money.

In 1911, the Nationalist Party under Dr. Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Ch'ing Dynasty and established the republic. However, the Chinese Civil War following WWII resulted in two Chinese states in 1949: People's Republic of China on the mainland, and the Republic of China in Taiwan.

For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on China.




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