Stew Magnuson at National Defense Magazine has a post on how in April 2010, China Telecom Corp. triggered many US-based ISPs to route their traffic through China. He notes that the company was able to absorb the information (15% of Internet traffic) and continue routing it without any noticeable disruption. Magnuson writes:
Also, the list of hijacked data just happened to include preselected destinations around the world that encompassed military, intelligence and many civilian networks in the United States and other allies such as Japan and Australia, he said. “Why would you keep that list?” Alperovitch asked.