Portraits of Sun Yat-sen, Deng Xiaoping proposed adding to RMB notes – People’s Daily

From People’s Daily (link):

China’s political advisors have proposed to print the head portraits of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, forerunner of China’s democratic revolution, and Deng Xiaoping, chief architect of China’s reform and opening-up, on the bank notes of the Chinese currency, the Renminbi (RMB) or yuan.

“Dr. Sun had led the democratic revolution which toppled the 2,000-year-old feudal imperial system, and was the founding father of China’s republican system,” said Hu Zhibin, a member of the 10th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country’s top advisory body in its annual full session here.

“Dr. Sun has been admired by people across the Taiwan Straits and Chinese all over the world, and he certainly deserves a place on the RMB notes,” Hu added.

Hu and 11 of his colleagues have submitted a proposal regarding the issue to the ongoing session.

March 12, 2006 7:30 PM
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