The second edition of the China Art Law Newsletter includes some helpful advice for anyone wanting to open an art gallery in China. See http://www.chinaartlaw.com/
In the last decade or so, the Chinese art market has become "hot," not only for antiquities, but for modern art as well.
The press may focus on masterpieces, but China's rising middle class is also starting to purchase such art along with consumer goods. To meet this demand, Chinese auction houses like China Guardian have also become increasingly prominent. They view their mission not only to sell artifacts in all price ranges, but also to repatriate important ancient works to China through sales of such artifacts to prominent Chinese collectors. See http://www.cguardian.com/english/about.php