In 1938, the USA took seven warships full of gold from China to the US so the Japanese would not steal it. The US gave China bonds until the US returns the gold in 1998, 60 years later.
In 1998 the US refused to return the gold.
THE KUOMINTANG SUED FOR THE RETURN OF THEIR GOLD IN 1998
The point is that in 1998, the Chinese owners of the gold sued the Federal Reserve Board, and said "Give us back our gold." The US lost and had to return the gold.
THE FIRST GOLD SHIPMENT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SEPTEMBER 12, 2001
And of course, as you know, the World Trade Center got blown up on September 11th.
The gold that was in the basement of one of the World Trade Center buildings went missing.
ALL THE PAPERS AND THE EMPLOYEES HANDLING THEM WERE DESTROYED
Cantor Fitzgerald Securities, the company that was handling the paperwork, was blown up and all 600 of their employees were killed.