You'll be missing the biggest show in town by about 2 months:http://www.my-hiend.com/vbb/showthread.php?6697-2013年-上海國際高級HI-FI演示會
From previous show reports I've read, the attendance reaches CES level.
In response to the post above that there are no Audiophiles in China, here's my take. And this, of course, is an over-generalization. The Asians approach this hobby much differently than their western counterparts. Most people feel that "music appreciation" is part of being "culturally educated". So, you find many educated people very interested in learning to appreciate music, especially classical music. And you have teens and early twenty-something generation that try to express themselves through music just like kids everywhere. Then you have a very small percentage of music lovers that enjoy exploring all kinds of music without the pretense.
Hi-End Audio is also perceived as a status symbol. Besides a house, a nice car, and women with their expensive purse collection, a HT system is a must have, but a two-channel system gives the impression that the owner is sophisticated. And if you play vinyl, super-sophisticated.
Most Hi End Manufacturer had figured out 20 years ago that the real market was in Asia. The customers there got the dough and are willing to spend. For every unit they sell in North America, they can sell at least 50 in Asia.
There are also many Hi-End start-ups in China. Sure, there are many opportunists looking to make quick money selling junks to anyone willing to pay, but there are many companies, like Opera-Consonance, that are run by people who are passionate about audio. Most of them just haven't figured out a way to expand business overseas. Or in the case of Opera, got taken advantages of by some sleazy US importers. But Opera was fortunate to have found Grant Audio, some of the nicest people in this business. (Not associated with either, but I have several Opera products and have dealt with Grant Audio on several occasions).
Asians have this negative bias towards domestically made products, so even thou the market is big, most people would prefer to buy foreign products.