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China Gold International's Jiama Mine welcomes reputable recognition by Global Compact China Network

December 21, 2012

VANCOUVER, December 21, 2012 - China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (TSX: CGG; HKEx: 2099) (CGG) is pleased to announce that on December 12, 2012 Tibet Huatailong Mining Ltd., the wholly-owned subsidiary of China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. and the operator of Jiama Mine, was selected to enter the "2012 Global Compact China Network Yearbook" by the Global Compact China Network. 

Dr. Xin Song, CEO of China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd., commented, "Management is honored to receive this recognition of the Company's ongoing efforts to improve social responsibility and sustainable development."

About Global Compact China Network

Global Compact Network China hereinafter referred to as the "China Network" is the local network of UN Global Compact in China. China Network strives to promote more Chinese companies to sign up for the UN Global Compact, propel companies to embrace and implement Global Compact ten principles in respect of human rights, labor rights, environment and anti-corruption, strengthen the communication and cooperation between Chinese companies and the international community, continuously improve the international status and image of Chinese companies and promote sustainable development of Chinese companies in the context of economic globalization.

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).

About the Tibet Huatailong Mining Ltd. - Jiama Mine

The Jiama copper-gold poly metallic mine is located approximately 68 kilometers northwest of the capital city of Lhasa in Tibet Autonomous Region. Commercial production commenced in September of 2010. Copper production for 2012 is estimated to reach upto11,500 tonnes with some gold and silver. The Company is currently conducting its Phase II production expansion.

For additional information:

Elena Kazimirova
Investor Relations Manager and Financial Analyst
Tel: +1.604.695 5031 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.chinagoldintl.com

Forward-Looking Statements

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