Thanks guys I appreciate your concern but with my modest experience in China I noticed that if somebody wants to rip you off or get you in trouble, they will succeed.
It doesn't matter what it is about, Visa, rent, business license, business partners...you name it.
But this unfortunate chance I have to accept, as you have in other countries as well.
I put that in my business-plan as the factor/ formula named 'luck'. While all other aspects of the business are absolutely bulletproof.
My model is flawless, so the only thing that can go down is all the registration stuff an the financial investment.
That's why I want to keep it tiny, so that the damage stays as little as possible.
It's an investment, if I loose it, then it's bad luck, I don't care if it's by shitty business partners, an earthquake, a rotten lawyer or rotten officials.
I made the dicision to open it and I will open it, so it would be really helpful if I could get info about how to open a school and not to whom I could loose if shit hits the fan.
I appreciate your concern but I know it's possible that I will loose all my investment and all the bad people that are around. I will deal with it if it happens (which I hope it won't).
Besides that, there are many businesses that run well and have not been ripped off by the entire Asian world.
Wouldn't mind to hear their story. Sometimes it fels like everyone in Kunming is suffering from paranoia and depression.
As bad as Yunnan/China is pictured in all the forums and reports I wonder how people are still alive, healthy, well fed, not ripping people off, happy etc.
I understand there is bad business and bad people but I am aware there are some good ones, too.
I will try to work with those guys. :D
So here is some data:
-200000 Yuan is absolutely collateral if I loose it, "ce la vie"
-my physical investment, nobody can take from me.
My business partner? I trust him because we are in this, with the same risk, time/finance. except that he has no interest or demands financially (well off Chinese guy), and so will it be set up (accounts, branding, registration etc...).
My business plan is set, and it has some security measures as well, the specialty is "ME", so if someone takes over they have to clone me to run it the same style I do.
Plus 2 more little insurance traps.
So they are welcome to take over and rip me off as long as I keep the license and my stuff, becasue I can move whereever I want.