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    Australia is (literally) a penniless society and other notes from the Chinese restaurant frontier

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | July 5, 2007

    The Australians eliminated their penny in 1991 — without too much of a fuss, so all cash transactions are rounded to the nearest five cents. Some Australians feel that Americans shouldn’t give up the penny without a fight (and indeed Americans for Common Cents seems to be holding the torch there). Other thoughts. Southern hemisphere, so seasons are flipped. It’s July but nights are long, days are cold, and there are no holiday festivities in sight. It feels like Narnia: winter without Christmas.

    Why journey to Australia? Because it turns out that three of the most notable Chinese restaurants in the world are in Australia:

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