.. Analysts expect China to boast the largest Web population within five years..
Thoses analysts should check the position; 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Alexa Global Top 500 List! Half of the "Global Top Ten sites" is now chinese. Even Google lost in third position to Sina, the major portal of China.
American sites have 40% of thoses top ten, living one to the Japan. The analysts should lower their metric and prediction to 2-3 years maximum!