Chinese buyers are surging into Washington state, thanks to a top-grossing Chinese romantic comedy filmed in Seattle as well as direct China-Washington flights, reports The Associated Press (20 December 2014). The second most popular investor destination for Chinese property investors, Washington follows closely behind top choice, California. According to Simon Henry, Co-CEO of, “We're at the very beginning of the Chinese outbound investment cycle. It's the tip of the iceberg." [This article is available in print only.]