First of all, I've read this question, but it seems to conflict with other information on the web.
However, the aforementioned question on this site suggests otherwise, and so does VisaHQ. Are they merely out of date? I see that it seems that the UAE visa situation for Chinese citizens changed in 2016, according to this article.
It looks likely that a visa is not needed, but with so much conflicting information, I'm not sure. Is the embassy website authoritative in such matters?