I've been to China and its near regions quite a few times now and have some observations on the subject.
Guile (who is Chinese) made this comment:
if you want a Chinese woman just find one in your own city or country. There is mass Chinese diaspora all over North America and Europe. If they grew up in your country all the better as they would speak English and know the culture.
I know why he says this.
Ones from HK and Taiwan tend to be more progressive thinking and adaptable.
And this. And I agree.
Mainland women who have not travelled very much seem to be rather provincial in their thinking. You get this with Russian/FSU women from remote areas similarly. I think such women struggle in a relationship with a westerner as they lack the worldview (one gets from travel and/or international education) and emotional tools required. It may be the case that some of them are like a blank page waiting to be written on, and some men like that. Some men like to mould a woman into what they think she should be. In that case, any provincial woman would do, be she from Siberia, Guangzhou or Arkansas.
If you are looking for a more rounded Chinese woman with the required English language level, and especially the worldview and emotional tools required, if on the mainland, you need one who has travelled somewhat and had significant exposure to foreigners. Perhaps through work. Translators working for companies who trade abroad and those working in universities are the obvious pool to swim in here, but there will be others. Generally speaking, women who have good English have it for a reason and not by chance. I'd be avoiding mainland women with low or zero English. That will be a tall hill to climb with both language and culture issues to overcome.
With women from Beijing and Shanghai you'll be competing with Chinese guys who have money, language and local culture. Good luck with that.
In Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau you will find women who have been more exposed to western culture, english language, education and media. Those places are not cheap to play in. But many western guys are marrying and exporting women from there (many choose to stay there actually).
For Americans, ABC women as they are called (American Born Chinese)
would be a better bet, probably. But I don't know the supply and demand situation in the US.
The middle ground - best of both worlds if you like - might be the Pearl River Delta region
. Close to Hong Kong and Macau, it is still mainland China but having Guangzhou, Guangdong and Shenzhen in the region means lots of international companies, lots of international trade fairs, lots of English speaking women. Foreigners are not unusual there. Indeed, our advertisers in the right column run tours there for a reason.