1.Are you afraid for doing business with Chinese?
2.And do you like make relationship with factory or trading company?
For avoiding cheating.Firstly you must know all information about the company.The specific address,the contact people real name,the company"s reputation etc.Of course,the step is mutual.
And whether the factory or Trading company.It is not enough for you just know the information for the first cooperation.Next you need to take some time to visit the company.Maybe you are so busy,you don't have time.But it is necessary and important for you if you visit the company,you have chance to know more through your eyes.Then effect your decision.
Finally,the good business is basis on of beginning.Wish we have a kind start.