I tried all OCR for Chinese, ABBYY is the best. When scan Chinese, ABBYY can reorganize up to 99%. ABBYY have SDK support on its website: http://www.abbyy.com/ocr-sdk/
Can you add Chinese Support on CB with eg. ABBYY api or something else?
2. Chinese font is squared shape, you can easily make it not italics. maybe it can be broken easier.