I am suggesting this book REVIEW because someone wrote about problems with Chinese products and someone else commented about their not-so-good personal experiences in working with the Chinese within their own country. And since we (almost) all have to deal with Chinese stuff, one way or another, I thought that having some insight to their culture might be beneficial
This is indirectly a "book to read by the fire", but it's really the link to an excellent book review video about doing business with China. What makes this review so good, in my mind at least, is that the reviewer talks about her actual experiences in dealing with China on a day to day basis and demystifies some of the reasons why things don't turn out as westerners might expect. As she reviews the book, she adds personal anecdotes to support the ideas brought forth by its author.
Limor Fried, the reviewer, is the owner of a successful electronics design/ retail sales company in NYC, Adafruit.com
(I buy stuff for my electronic controls and I use their EXTENSIVE library of tutorials for my woodgas stuff).
Here's the link to the video: