Zhang Xin

Shanghai official's vow on imminent freeing up of yuan a bone of contention

Liberalising the capital account would be the last step to officially making the currency fully convertible, but it is unlikely to happen soon. Photo: Reuters

When will China fully liberalise the red-hot yuan? Even the central bank of the world’s second-biggest economy may not really have a clue, with senior officials locked in a debate over when foreign exchange controls should be lifted.

Wednesday, 19 March, 2014, 5:19pm 9 comments

China tycoon Zhang Xin in deal for New York's GM Building

The General Motors tower in New York is valued at US$3.4 billion. Photo: Reuters

The deal makes the two million square-foot building – a 50-story tower overlooking New York’s Central Park and featuring Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue store – the most expensive US office building.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Soho China CEO denies money laundering accusations

 Soho China chairman Pan Shiyi and chief executive Zhang Xin. Photo: Dickson Lee

Zhang Xin, chief executive of Soho China (0410.HK), the largest commercial developer in Beijing, said on her blog she loathed corr

8 Feb 2013 - 12:03pm 3 comments

Hangzhou official under investigation over ownership of 20 homes

Another official head has rolled after it was reported that he owned multiple properties he is unlikely to have been able to afford, given his income.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:59am


Beijing-based property developer Zhang Xin has made a name for herself and her husband in the mainland property market.

Now, according to news reports, the co-founder of SOHO China is worried that property cooling measures launched by the central government are hurting sales and threatening to send debt-laden property developers to the wall.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Soho China says project nets 770m yuan in sales

Soho China, the largest commercial developer in Beijing, has generated a better than expected 770 million yuan (HK$874 million) in sales at its commercial project in Zhong Guan Cun district launched earlier this month.

Soho chairman Pan Shiyi said on Monday he expected the company to make 1 billion yuan if the project sold out.

20 May 2009 - 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

Devastated parents short of cash and options for son

Returning home to wait for death may be the only option left for 12-year-old lymphoma patient Zhang Xin. His family has already gone broke paying for his treatment and cannot afford more chemotherapy.

3 Oct 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

Indulge the inkling

The unmissable new show at the Arts Centre, 'New Voices - Contemporary Art from Hong Kong, Taipei and Shanghai', starts with an artwork of a ghostly hand beckoning. Red Stock, by local artist Ellen Pau, is a spooky and amusing expression of all kinds of suggestive ideas. Is it calling us into the show, or something more naughty?

13 Feb 1998 - 12:00am