Beijing, The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened 196 basis points to 6.9312 against the US dollar Monday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2% from the central parity rate each trading day, China's News Agency (Xinhua)reported.

The central parity rate of the yuan against the US dollar is based on a weighted average of prices offered by market makers before the opening of the interbank market each business day.

Source: Qatar News Agency