PUBLISHED : Thursday, 20 March, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 20 March, 2003, 12:00am

It sounds like the party of the year: the Rolling Stones at the China Club with just 500 guests and as much champagne as you can drink.

The bash, which starts at midnight after the Stones' second and final Hong Kong show next Saturday and runs into the 'depth of night', has been pulled together by entrepreneur David Tang Wing-cheung (left), a long-time friend of Mick Jagger - and quite possibly the only person in Hong Kong able to 'as near as possible' guarantee a personal appearance from the Stones.

So how well does Tango know Jagger? 'I'm surrounded by Jaggers,' he told SAR. 'Last week I took [Jagger's ex-wife] Bianca to Havana, next week I'll see their daughter Jade at an Asprey and Garrard board meeting. And Mick? Well, I've known him for years.'

Tickets are $1,500 and limited to 500 with all profits going to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. (This seems appropriate enough since Tang, as founder of Pacific Cigar Company, is Asia's largest importer of stogies.) Anyone interested in tickets should fax the China Club on 2522 6611.