Not all rich people in China are into fast cars or fancy apartments. Some have a taste for more unearthly treasures like space rocks!
Take jade dealer Tong Xianping, 50, who has an extensive spotlit collection of meteorites in his Urumqi showroom.
“It was worth it. They are news from space,” he told AFP. “… Company founders and bosses like big meteorites.”
Tong keeps some of his bounty in a safe, such as a set of carbonaceous chondrites he found himself. “These are very complete fragments, and hard to find,” he added.
Cars are manufactured, but there can only be one of each meteorite.