US dollars are listed as being worth roughly $1.29, or about 85 cents per unit.
In theory, that’s about 25% more than the official exchange rate.
That means the value of a US dollar is about 2.5% higher than the value at which it trades on foreign exchanges.
How to use this chart: The dollar chart above shows the current exchange rate for the Chinese yuan.
The green bar shows the official Chinese rate.
The red line indicates the value the US dollar has traded against the yuan since it was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on October 1, 1989.
The yellow and blue bars show the actual exchange rate of the Chinese currency against the US currency on the day it was first listed.
Chart by Ben Schachter.