Explainer: Why You Get 1 RMB Coins in Shanghai But Bills in Beijing

Ever wonder why you always get one yuan, five mao and one mao coins in Shanghai but in Beijing you get bills instead?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 12 October 2014

Chinese Man Pays for New Car with 100,000 Spare Coins

A Zhengzhou man recently made a down-payment for a brand new Toyota with a boatload of spare change.

by Tye Donaldson, 28 November 2016

Woman Throws 6 Coins at Plane for Good Luck, Gets 10 Days in the Slammer

Raise your hand if you're afraid to fly with all these luck-seeking daredevils running around.

by Naomi Lounsbury, 17 April 2019

Man Throws Coins into Plane Engine in China for Good Luck, Gets Detained

Are we surprised? No, just disappointed in Wang and many others before him.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 29 April 2021

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