Monday, September 20, 2004

One Country, Two Currencies

When I was returning from the PTR hearing in the afternoon, I had only got a $10 note and a $500 note in my wallet, with few RMB$5 as well. The taxi fare was $15. I gave the $500 note to the taxi driver who rejected it by saying, "Hey, I didn't get any change for you!". I then offered him a $10 note and 2 RMB$5 notes to settle the fare, and he immediately accepted. Is it a matter of time before RMB becomes a legal currency in Hong Kong?