Xu Qiming, the son of a farmer in Cixi, near Shanghai, has made a fortune exporting frozen eel. Now, he spends millions of dollars on his collection of Chinese ceramics. Yang Bin, one of Beijing’s biggest car sellers, is a major collector of Chinese contemporary art, as is Guan Yi, the son of a chemical engineer from coastal city Qingdao, who keeps over $50 million worth of art in a warehouse museum on the outskirts of Beijing.
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