You might also try to seek out programs with an international connection (again, this is assuming if you want ties with your home country, still (China, you said?)). My feeling is a lot of Cali law schools would have some kind of international program. Interesting, because the USNEWS reports for this year had an article on law becoming more international, so kudos to you.
Now, my question would be how similar the Chinese legal system is to the United States. This issue you must excuse my ignorance, because I have no idea. I mean , being from Korea, I know Korea doesn't have jury trials. These little mundane details I guess.