Funny this got mentioned
We got an email at work today (I work for a publishing/web-dev company) from an offset printing company in China offering very cheap rates. When the boss called me into his office to show me my first response was that it would be false economy; my exact words to him were:
"Yeah - but you do know China doesn't respect copyright, right? What'll happen is, we'll send the book file over there with an order for 5,000 books, and they'll print off 20,000 of them, give us our 5,000, and sell the rest themselves without giving us jack shit."
And yes, I've dealt with Chinese companies who do exactly that. It's why I said that to the boss. So we are one of several Australian SMEs that won't deal with Chinese companies on IPR grounds - while we do buy material, such as ink, toner, etc from them, we don't outsource to them - and I'm not at all surprised to hear that SMEs in Europe are holding back as well.
P2P filesharing is one thing, and we don't worry about it (I've seen a few of our e-books floating around on torrent sites, and ironically those books seem to be the ones that sell the most hardcopies.) But copying and SELLING other peoples' work is not on. Until China realises that, there's going to be any number of businesses who simply won't deal with them.