We received this one yuan note as change this morning.
It was handed to us in a crumpled ball with seven others by a harried noodle shop owner. I doubt he even noticed. Pictures of Mao still grace school offices, public buildings and the occasional shop. There’s no real way to tell how widely held anti-Mao sentiments are, but this is the first sign we’ve seen of political dissent.
So what do I do? Do I spend the note in question and pass the message along? Or do I keep it as a memento? It’s worth about $.15. Please chime in in the comments section.
As I write, this CeCe is napping. She has good old ‘Dehli belly’. Just a few days before her birthday too. We have a fun few days of events planned so I hope she recovers. I’ll blog more about our weekend in a few days. In the meantime, please don’t forget to email her on Saturday.