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China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. Receives ISO 9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 Certifications

December 18, 2012

VANCOUVER, December 18th, 2012 - China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (TSX: CGG; HKEx: 2099) (the "Company") has been certified ISO 9001 (quality), ISO14001 (environmental care), and OHSAS18001 (occupational health and safety) by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand, and China's main recognition institution, the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment. 

"These three certifications validate CGG's commitment to quality, safety, and the environment," said Mr. Xin Song, the Company's CEO. "The CGG team has successfully managed the audits, consultation, training and detailed improvements needed to build a quality management system which meet the high international standards required to obtain these certifications. This achievement, on behalf of the Company, is reassuring to our shareholders and employees and gives us a benchmark from which to continuously make improvements.

The company began working towards the ISO 9001, ISO14001, and OHSAS18001 certifications in October 2011. In September 2012, the Beijing Zhongshui Brilliant Certification Co. Ltd and Guardian Independent Certification Ltd. completed a joint inspection in the Company's headquarters in Beijing, along with the CSH gold mine site and Jiama copper-polymetallic mine site. By October 31, 2012, the Company addressed all the issues identified by the third party consultants and successfully passed the domestic and international certifications.

Mr. Xin Song said, "China Gold International's management team along with China National Gold's Operating Management Department and Environment Protection and Safety Department provided strong support and guidance throughout the certification process. Subsidiaries of the Company, Inner Mongolia Pacific Mining Co. Ltd. and Huatailong Mining Limited, which own and operate the CSH Mine and Jiama mine respectively, were also actively involved in the process. The speed with which the Company developed and certified this high quality management system reflects the efficiency of the Company's employees and management." 

The Company will conduct an annual internal and external review with the commitment to continuously improve its management system and internal control mechanisms.

About China Gold International Resources

China Gold International Resources Corp Ltd is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada and operates both the CSH Gold Mine in Inner Mongolia, and the Jiama Copper-Polymetallic Mine in Tibet Autonomous Region of China. CGG's objective is to continue to build shareholder value by growing production at its current mining operations, expanding its resource base, and aggressively acquiring and developing new projects internationally. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CGG) and the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx: 2099).

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