Doing business in China may sometimes mean to go with the flow. As #LaoTzu puts it:

老子,道德经。 Lao Tzu in Tao Te Ching:
Stiff and unbending is the principle of death.
Gentle and yielding is the principle of life.
Thus an Army without flexibility never wins a battle.
A tree that is unbending is easily broken.
The hard and strong will fall.
The soft and weak will overcome.