RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Of all the coins that emerged in Mexico's history, the most important is the Mexican 8 Reales, to such an extent that it became China's official currency. With it the Chinese would buy goods and services.
In a square in the city of Jinggangshan, in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, there is a massive replica of the coin with a magnificent republican eagle on the front and above it a wording that fills with pride the Mexicans who live or visit the country: "República Mexicana" (Mexican Republic).
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