I'm in Chile now, not India. Not sure about VPN. I'm use half a dozen wifi networks a day as I travel.
My experience working with Chinese was NOT as you described. They are most definitely NOT immediate. I had an Amazon FBA business where I purchased product from Amazon regularly and from different vendors.. They were pretty much exactly as we are here. Some good, some not. Some fast, some not...etc.The response time from this company is incredibly fast. I dated a Chinese woman for a while and she taught me that when doing business with the Chinese your response time must be immediate and 24x7. I think it has to do with trust and responsibility but ive always found that dealing with businessmen in China is very direct and fast and to the point. I lived in Hong Kong for a while and we always were nervous dealing with mainland China but that was a long time ago. This experience is no different thus far.
I'm also in process of learning about the Russian culture. Never done much business with the Russians but I just hired a Russian guy in his mid 30s for our London division and he tells me it's not uncommon for a Russian business partner to just drop off the radar for a week and then contact you and day, "I was drinking" and this is a totally acceptable thing. I'm not sure if it's true as I have not experienced it, but im curious to find out.
Any Russians on here that can comment on that? I'm genuinely curious.
HA! The mystery is still unrevealed. I actually found an actual picture... but that information is... privileged. Maybe classified is a better statement.