Actually, forget my last post. We can now be absolutely sure the announcement will come next week. Read this thread: http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_X/threadview?m=tm&bn=72398&tid=15067&mid=15069&tof=6&rt=1&frt=2&off=1
You can rest assured that there'll be some dividend announced, probably very soon.
XIN's management team promised a dividend announcement before they file their Form 20F with the SEC. While we can't be certain what day the attorneys will actually file that form, the last two years XIN's filed its 20F on April 20th and March 31st, so it should definitely be soon.