There are two slashdot stories (both blocked by the great firewall of China), that relate to China’s attempt to build user-level firewalls as well
- IT: Is China Creating the World’s Largest Botnet Army?
- IT: Chinese Govt Spyware Puts Computers At Risk
These concerns are overkill. IT security in China is already really, really bad. I estimate that 90%+ of computers here are infected with viruses and/or Trojans, including new computers purchased from legitimate dealers.