700万两值多少钱？根据Historical Gold Charts and Data （黄金历史数据；选1833-1999 Yearly Averages），取1948与1949年黄金价格平均大约每盎司33.2美元。700万两=7000000/16斤=437500x500克=218750000/31.1035盎司，即7033000盎司，因此价值233495600或2.3亿美元。
另外，Ah Xiang在Chiang Kai-shek's Money Trail (蒋介石的钱的踪迹） 里说
Chiang Kai-shek, for defeating LiZongren's vice-presidency, had transported China's gold to Taiwan. The total amounts, per his attaché account, would be: 2,600,000 ounces - Taipei <-- 260万盎司去台北 900,000 ounces - Amoy 380,000 ounces - USA 200,000 ounces - Shanghai [Another 400,000 ounces as turnover funds in Shanghai]
我很荣幸能与吴兴镛先生通信。经吴先生同意，我贴上他与我的email通信如下（黑体字为吴先生的话）： > Jiang Kai-shek’s gold in 1949: > > 1. There is an obvious common error in several other websites. > In my original statement in the book: the Secret Chinese Archives of > Gold, 2009, 吴兴镛写的《黄金密档：1949年大陆黄金运台始末》: > 3.5 million taels (shi-liang, Chinese Ounce), > Foreign Exchange and Silver: worth another 3.5 million taels of gold. > The total is equivalent to 7 million taels of gold. You say "The total is equivalent to 7 million taels of gold." That's exactly what 扬子晚报 and my message said. (I'm only interested in the total amount.) So there's no error. Correct? Ans: The casual readers may have perceived it as 7 million (all was in) gold. > 2. I urge you and your readers to take a look at the book 黄金密档 (thank you). > A few reporters are too busy to be careful/accurate. Your book is on my to-read list. Thank you. > 3. The market price of gold in 1949 was USD$50 an oz. or $55 a tael. Can you tell me where you got this $55 market price for gold? I got mine from http://www.kitco.com/charts/historicalgold.html and selected "1833-1999 Yearly Averages". The price in 1948 was 34.71 US dollars and in 1949 was 31.69. That was the price in the London market. I don't know where to get the price for the Asian market. Ans: During the Chinese Civil War, 1948-1950, the gold price was higher in the Far East. In 1950, in Republic of China (Taiwan), one Liang of gold was sold to Bank of Taiwan for USD$56 or $280 (p. 280, Huang Jin Mi Dang) in New Taiwan Currency (NT $5 for one USD. In a highly confidential report from Chairman Yu Hong-Jun (俞鴻鈞 of Central Bank, 6/6/1950) presented to President Chiang Kai-Shek stated that gold sold in Taiwan was lower than that in the foreign 'free' market. > 4. During the year of 1949, the estimated military/government expense > was approximately 1 million tael gold and 100 million silver coins as well as an > unspecified amount of US Dollars. This (civil) War cost was not > included in the total amount of "hard" currency of 7 million tael of > gold (reached and remained in Taiwan). > The amount that spent in Mainland is probably the discrepancy you're > pursuing. Can you tell me which discrepancy you're referring to? I noted two, one between Li Zongren's memoir (5亿) and my calculation using London market price (2.3亿), and the other between Ah Xiang's 2,600,000 ounces and your 7 million. Ans: The difference between USD5亿 and other lesser numbers. See p. 191, 黄金密档. > Best wishes, > > Sing-yung Wu, > 吳興鏞
另，吴先生称新浪网2010年3月18日的揭秘1949年大陆黄金运台始末为"A more responsible reporter's article on Gold."
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