Juwai.com said that Mainland Chinese purchased US$1.5 billion of residential real estate in New Zealand last year, increasing US$130 million (NZ$197.2m) on the year before, reports Stuff.co.nz (7 September 2018). Carrie Law, CEO and Director of Juwai.com said that New Zealand is an appealing country with an excellent quality of life and many commercial ties to China and makes a natural destination for Chinese focused on property investment, immigration, or education.