Dinners of this sort involve drinking. Lots of drinking in the North, less in the South. Ask for a bottle of water. After each toast (there could be many), drink some water.
Remember this about toasts. Its not cheers and have a sip. Its
A foreigner who has spent the last six years performing a variety of IT tasks in China, Doctor John offers 12 tips for getting IT done in China. (Doctor John is a pseudonym.)