If you're looking for a guide to doing business in China, let me recommend this DVD series narrated by the Atlantic's James Fallows with analysis by the New York Times' Joe Nocera. Writing about the series, Fallows praised it for showing the inside of China -- people, places, factories. See http://jamesfallows.theatlantic.com/
The project was spearheaded by video journalist Bob Shapiro, who with his crew worked years to get some 150 interviews with government officials, factory workers, tech entrepreneurs and more.
The series, called "On the Frontlines: Doing Business in China," contains five DVDs and an information-packed CD-ROM. Here's the website that previews the package: http://www.chinadoingbusiness.com/. For the trailers, click here: http://www.chinadoingbusiness.com/doing_business_china_previews.htm
I'm taking time to highlight the series partly because it's an excellent briefing on China today, and also for a bit of promotion. My book, "Silicon Dragon-How China is Winning the Tech Race,"
http://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Dragon-China-Winning-Tech/dp/0071494472 is featured in the series. I think the producers chose my book because it too gives an insider's look at China, in this case its rise as a technology innovator, seen through the eyes of its leading entrepreneurs.