Chinese appetite for real estate are shifting towards Southeast Asian countries, reports China Daily (14 March 2018). With many middle-class Chinese investors finding themselves priced out of an already overheated domestic market, the move by Chinese investors to more affordable property investments in Southeast Asia has accelerated, particularly in Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Singapore. According to, China’s largest international property portal, the positive impact of the Belt and Road Initiative has helped to partially offset the negative influence of capital controls. “Malaysia is in a privileged position and is expected to benefit from the growth in regional trade, investment flows, and economic cooperation the Belt and Road Initiative is intended to foster,” said