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Robert Pearlman

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From Xinhua News:
More than 600 sets of gold bars commemorating the recent successful journey of China's Shenzhou-6 spacecraft have been sold, the National Museum of China announced on Thursday.

The National Museum on Oct. 24 started to issue 1,000 sets of gold bars to commemorate the successful manned space tour of Shenzhou-6. One set includes two pieces of gold bullions, weighing 100 grams each. The selling price of each set is 32,000 yuan (3,951 US dollars).

About 200 sets were sold out in Beijing, and another 300 sets were sold to local dealers in other parts of China, according to the National Museum.

China sent its second manned spacecraft, Shenzhou-6, carrying two taikonauts into space last month.

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