Pan Shiyi

Tycoon Pan Shiyi swamped with petitioners as he's named Beijing's legal ombudsman

Pan Shiyi. Photo: SCMP

Shortly after the Beijing real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi announced his appointment as a legal ombudsman for the city, petitioners have converged on his office to plead their cases.

Tuesday, 5 November, 2013, 3:13pm

A Bad Week for ... , January 6, 2013

Pan Shiyi

Pan Shiyi found himself facing calls for investigation after posting price-sensitive information on his weibo microblog - before it became available to the markets.

6 Jan 2013 - 2:51am

Investors demand probe into tycoon's blogs

Pan Shiyi's blog has more than 13 million followers. Photo: Nora Tam

Property tycoon and star blogger Pan Shiyi is under fire from investors, who complain he has been posting price-sensitive information about other companies on his weibo account and are calling on the authorities to open an investigation.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

Tycoon angers netizens by posting sensitive information on Weibo

Pan Shiyi revealed the information of a listed company in one of his December Weibo posts.

China’s commentators need to be more careful about what they say – especially when discussing listed companies.

This is a lesson real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi has learned.

2 Jan 2013 - 2:55pm

Mainland developer tests island market

Closer economic co-operation between the mainland and Taiwan has prompted mainland developer Vantone Real Estate to test mainland interest in island real estate.

The Beijing-based developer auctioned, off plan, a unit at its Taipei development, Vantone Taipei 2011, to a Shanghai buyer for 5.81 million yuan (HK$7.09 million), or 40,000 yuan per square metre.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Soho China bets on growth in home base

Soho China, the Beijing-based property developer planning a Hong Kong initial public offering, will keep its focus on the capital city as it expects prices there to remain strong even after the Beijing Olympic Games next year.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

The transformers

They're among Beijing's highest-profile property developers, but Pan Shiyi and his wife, Zhang Xin, are surprisingly grounded people. Through their company, Soho China, they have given the capital a much-needed infusion of artistry in its architecture.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am

Soho revives plan to list on market

Soho China, Beijing's most flamboyant property developer, has revived a plan to sell shares, possibly in Hong Kong and Shanghai, according to sources.

The company hoped to raise US$400 million before June and had hired Goldman Sachs and HSBC to arrange the sale, the sources said.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

History shows way for industry 'thinker'

He has been a scholar, a government official and a party propagandist, working with the Central Party School, the publicity department of the Communist Party and the State Commission for Restructuring the Economy.

1 May 2006 - 12:00am

Developer hits out at land curbs

The mainland's most prominent property developer has hit out at government controls on land sales, saying policies introduced to cool soaring property prices have largely had the opposite effect.

'Since the government first started trying to control the housing market, prices have actually risen faster than before,' Soho China chairman Pan Shiyi said yesterday.

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Lai See

reality check before reality tv show: pan says he's no chip off the donald

Maverick Beijing property mogul Pan Shiyi doesn't think he's a bit like Donald Trump, the man who has chosen him to front the Chinese version of the hit business reality television show, The Apprentice.

8 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Apprentice host won't say 'You're fired'

Frontman for mainland version of Donald Trump's show says Chinese people have to give others face

The winner of the Chinese version of The Apprentice will be hired on a lucrative 1 million yuan annual salary in the business empire of maverick Beijing property tycoon Pan Shiyi.

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

'Naughty Boy' Pan doesn't play by the rules

Pan Shiyi, described in a recent New York Daily News article as a short-haired Chinese Donald Trump, is, at 41, the chairman of one of the most successful property development companies on the mainland.

He founded SOHO China in 1995 with his wife Zhang Xin, 39, a Wall Street veteran.

21 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Corruption endemic, says developer

Property tycoon calls for transparency in the real estate sector

One of the mainland's top property developers has called on the government to clean up corruption and boost transparency in the real estate industry.

26 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Call for innovation in mainland villas

Product innovation and striking design should be the most important factors in villa developments in China in the future, according to leading real-estate developers and designers at the China Villa Development Forum 2002.

29 May 2002 - 12:00am