China creates a secret new gold investment

China has gone crazy for gold. A few months earlier, National Geographic Magazine reported that for the first time China had surpassed the U.S. as a buyer of gold jewellery. In a move that has gone almost completely unreported in the Western press, the Chinese government has created a gold investment that could dwarf the returns of gold bullion, ordinary gold stocks, or any other type of gold investment you've heard of before.

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