Has the ☰ (three horizontal bars) menu icon received much adoption outside of the western world?

A lot of web sites use a menu icon consisting of three horizontal bars to indicate a button that will trigger a navigation menu.

It has, for example, been included in Twitter bootstrap (which is used at over a million sites). It is also used to indicate the main menu in Firefox and Chrome.

However, I’m curious how much the symbol is known outside of the western world. For example, if a Chinese web site were to use it, would users understand it?