Philanthropist suggests RMB to spread messages

Updated: 2012-02-09 17:16


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Chen Guangbiao, a Chinese businessman and high-profile philanthropist, suggested classic quotes by Confucius be printed on RMB notes, Xin'an Evening News reported.

Chen offered his advice during a group discussion of Jiangsu provincial people's congress and political consultative conference. He said his proposal will also be presented during the two national conferences in March.

"Printing famous quotes by Confucius is printing the cultural essence of the Chinese nation," said Chen, a member of the provincial political consultative conference.

The philanthropist suggested printing positive remarks that promote patriotism, harmony and environmental protection on the RMB notes, which could be used as a kind of cultural carrier.

Chen, head of the Jiangsu-based Huangpu Recycling Resources Co, continues make direct donations in a high-profile fashion.