BBC News, Shanghai
China may remove Mao Zedong's image from its mixed range of banknotes to make room for other heroes, according to the state media.
In Chinese wallets, Mao still commands a presence
Delegates to the parliament's advisory body proposed that Deng Xiaoping, architect of China's economic reforms, should grace the new bills.
They also want to see the inclusion of Sun Yat-sen, father of the revolution that toppled the last emperor in 1911.
However the proposal is a long way from becoming law.
There is little evidence these days of the massive Mao Zedong personality cult that once dominated China.
Deng instituted China's economic reforms
But in Chinese wallets and purses, the former Communist leader still commands a presence, on everything from the smallest to the biggest banknote.
But a number of delegates to an advisory body at the country's parliament - National People's Congress - want to change that.
They are suggesting that on some notes, Mao should go and that Deng Xiaoping and Sun Yat-sen should replace him.
The delegates say China owes its decades of economic growth and rising international status to Deng Xiaoping's reforms of the late 1970s
Those reforms undid much of the collectivisation imposed by Mao.
But the banknotes proposal is a long way from becoming law and it is also unlikely that Deng Xiaoping would have approved.
He ended the mass production of Mao badges and watches and was strongly against any cult of personality.