China Gold International in Canada: What's Next?
In November 2017, Jerry Xie, executive vice-president and corporate secretary of China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (CGI), the only overseas-listed subsidiary of China National Gold Group (CNG), a Chinese state-owned gold company, was expected to report his plan for the future development of CGI to the chairman of the board of both CNG and CGI in a week's time. CGI was perceived as the international flagship company of CNG and was listed in both Canada and Hong Kong, yet it had two mines in China and none in Canada. The parent firm needed Xie's help to answer a question from the global capital market: should CGI be kept in operation in Canada? Jing Li is affiliated with Simon Fraser University. Natalie Bin Zhao is affiliated with Simon Fraser University.