The Chinese Internet
"When it comes to the Internet economy, China is the elephant in the room.
Sometime this year, according to sohu.com's Dr. Charles Zhang, Chinese Internet users surpassed U.S. Internet users in number. We have roughly 154 million Internet users and China could have as many as 200 million."
"The Chinese government realizes the importance of developing the country's infrastructure so as to enable the growth of the Internet. China has committed $127 billion to advanced telco development over the next five years. By way of contrast, this is about how much money the U.S. spends annually to prosecute the war in Iraq (minus hidden and indirect costs)."