The New York Times reported on September 17 that wealthy Chinese were now sidestepping restrictions on property purchases at home and scooping up property in London, having now surpassed purchases by Russian nationals. In this cartoon, posted by artist Cao Yi (曹一) to his QQ blog, a Chinese property investor with a paper bag over his head to disguise his identity, and wearing a silk shirt embossed with the character for “prosperity,” runs away from London with his arms full of properties. An English lady standing among a cluster of other properties for sale waves an enthusiastic goodbye and says: “You’re welcome to come again!”

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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