Click on links to read what I had to say about these places, plus photos (warning: some are even crappier than usual). As with my Hong Kong list, this is a work in progress. I know it's pretty pathetic that I've only covered three cities here thus far, but you gotta start somewhere, right?
More China posts here.
My ultimate chicken restaurant:
Ji Cun 鸡村
550-575 Ying Bin Lu
Shichu (the fancier version of superb Canto chain resto Bing Sheng)
178 Tianhe Dong Lu
+86 20 8757 5699
5/F Jinbao Place
+86 10 8522 1111
Made in China
Grand Hyatt Beijing
Man Fu Lou
38 Di'anmen Dajie
+86 10 6403 0992
Chengdu Provincial Government Office
Jesse (n.b. not "new" Jesse, or Xinjishi)
41 Tianping Lu
+86 21 6282 9260
Hongshaorou (slow-cooked pork belly)
P.S. By "China" I mean Mainland China, not Hong Kong or Taiwan. Let's not get political here. It's political enough in my head.