Originally Posted by Eason
This is all based on worse case scenarios, I don't have any constructive tips. Just be careful.
Never give control to a Chinese business partner. They will screw you over any chance they get. Be careful if they are a well connected business in the local province, or worse, have direct government interest.
Bribery/graft is very common, and 90% of the time it's how it's done. However, be aware that if they think you're going to fuck them, they'll put you in prison for accepting their "gifts" in the first place.
In addition to this, depending on what you are doing, you will need to arrange for a meeting with the govrnor of the province you will be doing business in. You need to have him sign your contract, otherwise, it will be unenforceable for you. You should pay him for his guidance, help and time.
In China, contracts don't mean shit unless you can have them enforced. Hell, China signs every Human Rights legislation that comes out of the UN but follows none of it. Who can make them? See my point, OP?