When your Chinese suppliers or distributors defraud or default, where will you file the lawsuit? China or somewhere else (eg. the place of your domicile), provided that both have jurisdiction over your case? To answer these questions, we need to compare the litigation in China with that in other countries.
Can I initiate arbitration proceedings against Chinese companies in my country and then have the awards enforced in China? You probably don’t want to go to faraway China to sue a Chinese company, and you don’t want to agree in the contract to submit the dispute to an arbitration institution that you don’t know about.
Can I sue Chinese companies in a district court in California, U.S., or in Paris, France, and then enforce a judgment in China from those courts? Most likely, you don’t want to have to go so far away as to sue a Chinese company. You may just want to take your case in the court on your doorstep because you are more familiar with your home state.