Dave at Chinese Hacks introduced the following article, How to Form a Company in China, as something might be interested in. You may, too.
Here is a link to an article in the China Law Blog titled How to Form a Company in China. The article covers the follow areas: (1) Make Sure Your Business is Legal For Foreigners. (2) Provide The Proper Documentation. (3) Investor Documents Needed. (4) Consider Forming a Special Purpose Company to Own the WFOE. (5) Secure Chinese Government Approval. (6) Compile and Provide These Documents for Chinese Government Approval. (7) Compile and Provide These Additional Documents for Chinese Government Approval. (8) The Approval Process. Good overall view. I imagine the people associated with the blog can provide the nuts and bolts of it all.