I am in contact with several people in China and I can confirm what you say.
- Since Bayiang Yu used FCP X to cut Tsui Hark's "Young Detective Dee, Rise Of The Sea Dragon" in 2013, FCP X has been very popular in the Chinese movie production market. "Young Detective Dee" (and not "Focus") was the very first big movie ever cut with FCP X and it also was a huge success with 98.4 million dollar box office worldwide. As a comparison: WTF made 24.9 million dollar box office.
- James Bayliss-Smith is an award-winning freelance Cameraman and Editor currently based out of Beijing working for ABC. He trains young editors and directors in 3-day courses in which they have to produce a completed short form documentary. He says they find FCP X fascinating because it is so fast and easy to learn.
- Also, many FCP X training books such as Edgar Rothermich's "Final Cut Pro X How It Works" have been translated into Chinese.
- National tv in China is still on legacy FCP, but looking into updating. All clear signs that FCP X is very popular there.
I do a lot of sports OBs in China. Most editors I meet use FCP X. For the speed and the really cool plugins that are made for X. We always have super tight turn around times and X is just right for the job.
James Bayliss-Smith speaks some Mandarin. But many young people in China are quite fluent with English. No, I haven't given any workshops in China yet. But I am considering doing this in the near future.
To our Chinese friends here:
I work at a previs house in Los Angeles and our Chinese clients were indeed cutting on FCPX. I was completely shocked at the time, especially working in hollywood where the FCPX stigma still lingers almost 7 years later...