中国发行面额十元奥运纸币 China Issues 10-Yuan Olympic Note

07 July, 2008

中国的中央银行发行面额为10元的特别纸币来纪念北京奥运,纸币上的共产党领袖毛泽东的头像将换成北京标志性的国家体育馆的图像。

中国人民银行表示,计划在北京奥运期间发行6百万张这种面额大约相当于1美元45美分的纸币。

北京的鸟巢体育馆是复杂交错的钢架结构,看上很像一个鸟窝。纪念纸币的一面是鸟巢体育馆以及2008年北京奥运的一个跳舞男子的标志。另一面则是一个古希腊掷铁饼者雕塑的图像。

纸币两面的背景图案都是天坛。天坛是中国最著名的建筑之一。

China's Central Bank is issuing a special 10-yuan note to commemorate the Beijing Olympics, swapping the image of communist leader Mao Zedong for a picture of the city's iconic national stadium.

The People's Bank of China says it plans to issue six million of the notes, worth about one dollar and 45 cents each, during the games.

Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium is an interlocking mesh of steel that looks much like a roost for birds. A picture of the stadium will be on one side of the note, along with the dancing man emblem of the 2008 Olympic Games. On the other side will be an image of an ancient Greek statue of a discus thrower.

Both sides of the bill will also feature the Temple of Heaven as a backdrop, one of China's best known landmarks.