China has experienced an exceptional GDP growth rate of 12.9% per annum over the past 20 years. Yet over the next 12 to 18 months, Chinese investors will struggle to come up with the funds to meet their obligations arising from off-the-plan apartment purchases. Chinese nationals are facing a double whammy - firstly, the newly introduced restrictions on capital outflows imposed by the Chinese government in response to the continuing depreciation of the Renminbi and secondly, the abrupt cessation of lending by the big four Australian banks. The RBA has warned if Chinese demand was to decline significantly in 2017, such a decline may weigh on domestic property prices and lead to losses on the Australian banking system’s broader property related exposure. Trident Real Estate Capital suggests that Chinese nationals may need to explore alternative finance solutions or more "creative" currency transfer channels to avoid losing their purchase deposits.