The on-going Covid-19 pandemic has led to Chinese investors ramping up cross-border property investments, reports The News Strait Times (10 February 2021). Kashif Ansari, CEO of Juwai IQI, said Chinese cross-border buying enquiries could increase by 20 per cent to 40 per cent this Chinese New Year over the previous year. "More than 22 million people have been told to stay indoors, and travel is discouraged across most of the country. Only about half as many people were affected last January during the Wuhan lockdown. Many of the wealthiest cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, have told their citizens not to travel."