Customers flock to buy gold accessories at a gold store on sale in Taiyuan, Shanxi province July 6, 2013. China, set to pass India this year as the world's top gold consumer, has imported nearly a ... more 
Customers flock to buy gold accessories at a gold store on sale in Taiyuan, Shanxi province July 6, 2013. China, set to pass India this year as the world's top gold consumer, has imported nearly a fifth more bullion than data from its traditional conduit Hong Kong shows as it brings in the metal via other routes. Gold shipped from Hong Kong to the mainland, used as a proxy for Chinese demand as bullion imports are a state secret, nearly tripled to 855 tonnes in the year to September. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jon Woo/Files (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA less 
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