The issue of whether European tonewoods sound better than Chinese ones or not is quite a big one and probably not easy to answer because so many factors are involved. Anyone who wants to read opinions can have a long reading session if they wish - let me know your conclusions!
But I will say this. I have just strung up the two better Chinese violins I bought. The best one, well as expected, it's nice. I suspect that it will compare with the Heritage series in terms of sound, once it has been played in a bit. Looks lovely too (that scroll is a beauty). The second best one is the one with European tonewoods. Nice? Very nice. It sounds European. Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised! I would love to hear these played by someone who can play (my arthritis now means that I am limited to open strings)
Will I be buying more? You bet I will!