Foreigners are likely to encounter many degrees of culture shock when dealing with chinese for the first time.
Of course not being able to speak or read Chinese always will result in a cultural shock for the average people business person. And will become dependent on chinese interpreters.
Experiencing this cultural shock most of the times result in foreigners becoming excessively critical.
The Chinese are masters when it comes to putting new comers under obligation by treating them with effusive, costly hospitality, so weakening their position by the use of psychological ploys.