We can also read China’s aspirations in international finance that is currently, among other deveopments, to be established through the inclusion in the SDR basket. What does that say about the attitude China should take toward gold? Gold accounts for only 1.6 percent of China’s forex reserves.Bear in mind, Song is a Party Secretary, he wrote his article with permission, or on behalf of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The boom years for gold between 20 were, of course, driven to a large extent by the United States’ easy monetary policy and an economic recovery in many countries. Its push since 2010 to promote the use of the yuan globally and diversify its foreign exchange investment away from U. This is only a fraction of the figure in the United States and many other developed countries.Gold is a monetary asset that transcends national sovereignty, is very powerful to settle obligations when everything else fails, hence it’s exactly the basis of a currency moving up in the international arena.When the British Pound and the USD became international currencies, their gold reserve as a share of total world gold reserves was 50% and 60% respectively; when the Euro was introduced, the combined gold reserves of the member countries was more than 10,000 tonnes, more than the US had.First let’s go through the latest Shanghai Gold Exchange data and then we’ll continue to discuss the most recent developments regarding Chinese official gold reserves.Friday the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) released its trade report of week 11, 2015 (March 16 – 20).
Year to date total withdrawals have reached a staggering 561 tonnes, up 7.3 % from 2014, up 33 % from 2013.…Though China is already the world’s second largest economy, there is still a long way to go to become an economic powerhouse.The most critical part to this is that we don’t have enough say in matters such as international finance and matters regarding the monetary system, the most obvious of which is the fact that the RMB hasn’t fully internationalized.Step one should take us to the 4,000 tonnes mark, more than Germany and become number two in the world, next, we should increase step by step towards 8,500 tonnes, more than the US.According to Song step one is to reach the 4,000 tonnes mark to surpass Germany and become the second largest holder in the world, which would be in line with being the second largest economy (in terms of GDP). Since the Bretton Woods system collapsed in 1971, the United States has been freed from having to restrict its money supply to the size of the gold reserve its central bank holds. dollar-denominated assets has made investors expect the demand for gold to rise because the Chinese central bank will need a greater reserve to support its currency.