Asians view Gold differently to us in the West. In the West we translate the price of Gold back into Dollars (or sterling) so if we buy one ounce at £1,000 and it goes to £900 we all think the loss is £100.
Asians don't do that. They view the Gold as a currency in its own right so if they buy at £1,000 an ounce (in their own currency) and it moves to £900, it's not viewed as a loss. Same as if they buy at £1,000 and it goes to £1,500, that's not viewed as a profit per se. It's hard for Westerners to undertstand this concept though.