Down to business It looks likely James Soong Chu-yu will find it's all work and little play during his four-day stay in Beijing. His meetings with Vice-President Zeng Qinghong and President Hu Jintao, scheduled for today and tomorrow, have been much heralded, but little is known about his sightseeing programme. Unlike Kuomintang chairman Lien Chan, who was treated to a night of Chinese culture and delicacies at Laoshe Teahouse following a tour of the Forbidden City, Mr Soong looks set to miss out on the renowned teahouse. Wang Yanli , the teahouse's office administrator, said it had not been notified about Mr Soong's visit. The teahouse was informed of Mr Lien's visit four days in advance. 'But we'll be fully ready to entertain Mr Soong whenever we are notified, though it's impossible to reserve the whole house for him as we couldn't turn down other customers' reservations at such short notice,' she said. GRAVE MATTERS Mr Soong's ancestral tomb in Xiangtan, Hunan province, saw one of its busiest days in years on Monday. Throngs of villagers from Juyu village gathered to watch the Soongs go grave-sweeping, nearly four years after a much smaller crowd visited it - for a rather different purpose. Taiwanese news channel ET Today reported that 38 Taiwanese fung shui masters had flown in to study the Soongs' ancestral tomb, which is said to have the best fung shui in the entire village, during the presidential election in 2000. It is believed that a tomb's fung shui can determine the success or otherwise of the deceased's descendants. However, the good fung shui did not seem to work, since Mr Soong was defeated in the poll. Xian cashes in Apart from the Terracotta Warriors, Xian, in Shaanxi province, now has new tourist attractions to offer thanks to the Lien-Soong visits. Xinhua reported that the tours by the two Taiwanese opposition leaders had encouraged many mainland holidaymakers to add the city to their 'golden week' itineraries. Some tourists have been seen waiting for a photo opportunity with pupils at the entrance to the Houzaimen Primary School, Mr Lien's alma mater. The city attracted 1.77 million tourists during 'golden week'.