Data from top Chinese international property website shows that New Zealand has dropped one spot to be the sixth-most popular country for Chinese buyers, reports the New Zealand Herald (27 October 2017). Previously, New Zealand was ranked fifth favourite pick for mainland property investors on for the past 2 years. According to Jane Lu, Head of Australia and New Zealand: "We believe this change is primarily due to changes in the Chinese regulatory landscape such as capital controls, as Chinese buyers play it safe and purchase lower-priced international property. So, New Zealand dropped one place in the global country ranking, while Thailand catapulted three places upwards, from sixth to third."