Shaun Rein explains, in the tracks of a recent kidnap case of an American business man by his disgruntled partners, that business in China is not so much different from the US. Although, the lack of a good-working legal systems sometimes makes business partners to turn to illegal tools. You should stay cool, he says:
I have been held a few times myself. It is fairly common and not considered kidnapping. People fight all the time. That is, they wave their arms and maybe do a little shoving to prove their seriousness. Then it peters out. It almost never really escalates.