I thought the book, The Forbidden City, was a great book. It was about a boy named Alex, and his father, Ted. They go on a business trip to Bejing, China. When the arrive, they are greeted by a chinese man named Lao Xu. While of their trip, Alex, his dad, and Loa Xu stay at "The Bejing Hotel". At the hotel, a man named Eddie Nowlan, who will be working with Alex's father is also staying with them at the hotel.
Alex notice's China time is VERY different than Canada time. After a few days in Bejing, he starts to learn a little bit of the Chinese language. If you want ot find out what happens to Alex, read The Forbidden City by William Bell.