Even if this is true and not political maneuvering, I don't think mass adoption of Linux in China would really advance Linux (technologically). I don't know if you are being sarcastic, but I don't think China will be a good community citizen. The main Chinese distros (and Red Star) tend to just take existing Linux distros and to the minimum effort to reskin them to look like Windows. They don't contribute almost anything upstream. Nor do they seem interested in advancing any real innovation or unique distinctions. They seem just be a copy and take-and-give-nothing-back culture.
it's not the "culture" it's the politics and the government. the sad thing is that the government has so much power there. there are plenty of smart hard working folks there but they have to be careful. but more of them see what's happening and want it to change.