PHOTO BY / FOR CHINA DAILY A worker in Jishan County, Shanxi province, makes red lanterns in preparation for Spring Festival next month. With the holiday approaching, lantern factories are ramping up production. said would not affect the proposed joint venture. delivered to the exchange, which is the only State-level trading market of noble metals, Song Yuqin, deputy-general manager of the exchange, said at a seminar on the 20-year development of China’s gold market. The fast growth of trade volume in China’s gold market was suspended in 2012, after more than 10 years of continuous growth, experts said.