University students in China can be quite demanding. They are interested in learning and like to be challenged. I recommend starting the term off by doing a thorough "Needs Analysis". Directly ask the class what they want to learn and how they want to do it.
In general, the Chinese students work well in groups. Try doing role plays, debates, and presentations. They are interested in other countries and like controversial topics.
If you would like more information, you can send me a message. I have some sample courses with lesson plans and materials on my website.
All the best!