Chinese diving star Fu Mingxia (left) is set to take over from Taiwanese singer Sherry Cheng Huei-mei (A-Mei) as the face for soft drink Sprite, according to showbiz manager Chu Wing-lung. Commercials for the soft drinks featuring Cheng had been banned in mainland China after the authorities objected to her singing the Taiwanese national song at the inauguration party for Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian. With Fu being a national star, there will be little likelihood of similar problems. There has been recent speculation that Fu was getting ready to launch a showbiz career. Her good looks and charisma have attracted top management companies, including Andy Lau Tak-wah's NMG Entertainment. Fu, however, put the rumours to rest when she was in town as a guest presenter for RTHK's annual music awards. 'I'm not considering going into showbiz at the moment. I want to concentrate on finishing my studies first,' she said. Chu, who negotiated the Sprite deal on Fu's behalf, said he was acting in his capacity as a friend of Fu, whom he had known for 10 years.