Property analysts cautioned that Chinese buyers had turned skittish amid growing trade frictions between China and the US, although the longer term impacts of the trade war were hard to forecast. There are two views among Chinese buyers towards international real estate currently, according to Carrie Law, director and chief executive officer of Chinese international property website “For many investors, the stock market volatility and the trade war just reinforce a preference for keeping a significant share of their wealth in property. The stock markets swings much more wildly than property, Property also can deliver yields that rival the best dividend-producing blue chips. Property is also the investment that you can live in and show off to your friends. For many Chinese, it’s their favourite way to invest overseas," reports South China Morning Post (6 November 2018).