I agree - it is Chinese, and fairly modern. And I agree about collector appeal: we have around 50 Chinese Whites, and another 50 or so millefiori and lampwork examples, mainly pre-1950. It is interesting to note that Larry Selman said some time ago that some US dealers collected Chinese paperweights for their private collections.
There are some paperweight collectors who consider any Chinese paperweight whatsoever the lowest form of product, but I think that reflects their ignorance and (political) prejudice. Yes - there are some very modest Chinese copies of classical paperweights, and huge volumes of modern, very simple pieces made for export (and sometimes marketed as Murano), but if you look at the wide range of Chinese paperweights with an open mind, you will find in there some skilfully made and original pieces.