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China Gold International Resources is Added to S&P/TSX Composite Index

Monday, March 21, 2011

China Gold International Resources is Added to S&P/TSX Composite Index08:30 EDT Monday, March 21, 2011VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2011) - China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. ("China Gold International" or the "Company"), (TSX:CGG)(HK:2099), is pleased to announce today that the Company has been added to the S&P/TSX Composite Index, effective March 21st 2011.Mr. Sun Zhaoxue, Chairman of China Gold International, stated, "The S&P/TSX Composite Index is an important equity benchmark index in the capital markets. The addition of China Gold International to the S&P/TSX Composite Index reflects the outstanding growth of the Company and opens China Gold International to a whole new audience of potential shareholders."The S&P/TSX Composite Index is an index of the stock (equity) prices of the largest companies on the TSX as measured by market capitalization. The Toronto Stock Exchange listed companies in this index comprise approximately about 70% of market capitalization for all Canadian-based companies listed on the TSX. About China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. China Gold International Resources is the overseas flagship company of China National Gold Group Corporation. The Company owns and operates the CSH Gold Mine and the Jiama Copper Pollymetallic Mine in China, and has an exclusive mandate to develop the mining business of the China Gold Group internationally. The Company is dual-listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the HKSE.Forward-looking statementsCertain statements made herein, and other statements relating to matters that are not historical facts and statements of our beliefs, intentions and expectations about developments, results and events which will or may occur in the future, constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking information and statements are typically identified by words such as "anticipate", "could", "should", "expect", "seek", "may", "intend", "likely", "plan", "estimate", "will", "believe" and similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. All such forward-looking information and statements are based on certain assumptions and analysis made by China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd.'s management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances. These statements, however, are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information or statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include those described under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" elsewhere in the Company's MD&A filed at www.SEDAR.com. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements. Except as required by law the Company does not assume the obligation to revise or update these forward looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future, unanticipated events.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Frank LagigliaChina Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd.Investor Relations Manager+1.778.668.9883info-chinagoldintl@chinagoldintl.comwww.chinagoldintl.com