In most areas,  you will have many options for TV stations at the hotels in China.  I must confess that I don’t watch much TV in China, but I can offer you a couple of thoughts.  Normally, you can find at least one English speaking channel, and that station may be mostly news.  Also, you can sometimes find an English movie station.  If you like sports, you will enjoy CCTV5, which is similar to ESPN.  Even if you don’t understand Chinese, you can still watch the sporting event.  One additional note is that some hotels will have movies you can pay to watch.  Be advised, some of those movies may contain adult content.