I agree about what folks say on a Chinese forum being something to not worry about. A friend had to do a sales presentation to the Chinese Military for some recompression chambers. They insisted he and other vendors attend a banquet in their honor. He said he felt like he was sitting down at a Clingon table for all the stuff that was still moving!
He did manage to eat a little, but it didn't stay with him for long. Good thing he had made it back to his hotel room before hand.