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14 MAR 2013

Bank of China supports Oxfam by donating limited edition of commemorative MOP banknotes

Bank of China Macau Branch has generously donated three different types of the limited edition of “Commemorative MOP Banknotes in Celebration of the Centenary of Bank of China” to Oxfam in support of its poverty alleviation, emergency response, advocacy and education. The commemorative banknotes are now open for public subscription.

The front side of the commemorative banknote is tinted in gold, featuring Bank of China Tower designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, against a background of the Great Wall and news coverage on the bank’s incorporation. The back side features a lotus in an ink and wash painting style.

The commemorative banknotes, each with a face value of MOP100, are now offered for open subscription in limited quantity. The worth of the banknotes goes beyond its face value – not only valuable as collectable items, but also priceless for helping poor people work their ways towards wellbeing.

Details of the subscription:


Single Banknotes: HKD/MOP 800 per set

3-in-1 Uncut Banknotes: HKD/MOP 3,800 per set

30-in-1 Uncut Banknotes: HKD/MOP 30,800 per set

Each subscriber can subscribe to a maximum quantity of 5 sets per type. The commemorative banknotes are limited and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Subscription Method:

1. Visit our website (( and fill in the online subscription     form or

2. Download the subscription form via our website and send it to us by fax (852) 2590 6880 or email to Jacqueline Chan: (Hong Kong) / Alice Kwan: (Macau)


Application Deadline:
12 noon on 28 March 2013

Public Enquiry:

1.  (Hong Kong) Donation Hotline: (852) 3120 5000 or

2.  (Macau) Toll Free Number: 0800 809

About Oxfam
Oxfam is dedicated to fighting poverty and inequity worldwide. The international and independent development and humanitarian organisation tackles poverty in four main ways: sustainable development in poor communities, disaster relief, local, national and global advocacy, and education with Hong Kong youth. Established in Hong Kong in 1976, Oxfam Hong Kong is a founding member of Oxfam, an international confederation that has assisted poor people in 94 countries. Oxfam Hong Kong alone has supported poor people in over 70 countries/regions.

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Melanie Chan
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Tel: (852) 3120 5175 / (852) 9654 2048