Welcome readers. Let me get something off my chest.

When I first decided to write on this topic and performed my usual internet research, I was amazed to see just how little Westerners knew about China’s digital prowess.

Now I’m not talking about unimportant websites with small budgets underestimating China’s digital knack, I’m talking about internationally-renown news websites claiming that China’s digital ecosystem is “steadily growing and catching up” with its Western counterparts.…