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[ren-min-bee] /ˈrɛnˈmɪnˈbi/
the currency of the People's Republic of China, the basic unit of which is the yuan.
Origin of renminbi
1955-60; < Chinese rénmínbi, equivalent to rénmín people + currency Unabridged
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  • Some revaluation of the renminbi remains both desirable and inevitable.
  • What the word needs is the renminbi to become a free floating currency, whose value is decided by markets.
  • But that doesn't really have much to do with the relationship between the dollar and the renminbi.
  • So the tussle between the two would set the pace of renminbi internationalization in the near term.
  • Also, on the fear of possible devaluation of the renminbi, enterprises held onto their foreign currency.
British Dictionary definitions for renminbi


noun (pl) renminbi
another name for the Chinese yuan
Word Origin
Chinese renmin people + bi currency
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Word Origin and History for renminbi

currency introduced 1948 in China, from Chinese renminbi, from renmin "people" + bi "currency."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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