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  • noun The basic unit of money in China.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Mandarin yuán, round, yuan (in the latter meaning, loan translation of Japanese en, yen, written with the same Chinese character as Mandarin yuán, round), from Middle Chinese yan, round; see yen.]

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From Mandarin  (yuán).


  • For an international deal to work, The parties would have to agree that the yuan is too weak and the dollar too strong.

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  • China Construction Bank said in April that it was planning to raise as much as 75 billion yuan from a rights issue.

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  • With regard to your editorial "The Election Gong Show" (Oct. 14): High tariffs and a worthless dollar are not the route to American prosperity, even if the Chinese yuan is undervalued.

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  • Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao warned last week, "If the yuan is not stable, it will bring disaster to China and the world."

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  • Journal Community "If the yuan is not stable, it will bring disaster to China and the world," he said during a speech in Brussels to top European Union officials and business people, who have recently joined the U.S. in publicly demanding that Beijing let the value of its currency appreciate.

    Yuan Hits High After Holiday

  • Third-quarter capital expenditures were up 90%, to 246.3 million yuan from the year-earlier 129.6 million yuan.

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  • As The Wall Street Journal's Lingling Wei reported Wednesday , the Bank of China here in the U.S. has started allowing American customers to open an account and to invest up to $4,000 per day — and a total of $20,000 a year — in Chinese yuan, or renminbi.

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  • The U.S., as expected, opted not to name China a currency manipulator though it called the yuan appreciation "insufficient."

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  • China unpegged the yuan from the dollar in mid-June.

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  • The Bank of Thailand is looking to invest some of its reserves in yuan bonds issued by the Chinese government, Asst. Gov.

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