The FSF addresses this in their FAQ, where they say that making copies for different people within an organisation does not count as "distribution":
Is making and using multiple copies within one organization or company “distribution”?
No, in that case the organization is just making the copies for itself. As a consequence, a company or other organization can develop a modified version and install that version through its own facilities, without giving the staff permission to release that modified version to outsiders.
However, when the organization transfers copies to other organizations or individuals, that is distribution. In particular, providing copies to contractors for use off-site is distribution.
So the "heart" of the matter, I suppose, is, do these different legal entities count as "one organization or company"?
The legalistic approach probably comes down to who received the license. Is it your business unit/separate legal entity? A parent company? Can a copyright transfer be done through a parent company?
The pragmatic approach (and the one I'd be inclined to follow) is that nobody really cares. The copyright holders of the product insofar that isn't you, your legal entity or your parent org aren't going to mind any perceived or actual infringement.
If someone were to care, however unlikely, they can't perceive the infringement. They could never know you distributed anything to your China branch. If they knew you did, they wouldn't know if you did so in violation of any terms.
There is an extremely low chance of a potentially fairly large problem (in the worst case, statutory damages in case of proven willful infringement of a violation of registered copyright).
Depending on your company, you may want to take the risk, or defer to your legal department.