If the common for the Chinese to start up a family business where the investors are themselves - parents and children. I find it a good way of funding a business but it is open to squabbles especially when there are more than 3 children. Sibling squabbles are common in the family so the business can be greatly affected. But to push through with the idea, one can invite relatives as financial partners particularly rich uncles and aunts who have the belief in you. It is not easy but if you are well prepared with your presentation, I don't think they will decline at once.