I think he wants to use his servers to start an RMB/BTC exchange in China, which would function like Mt. Gox. This would make broader use of bitcoin in in China possible and would be a great development for Bitcoin.
Oooooh. That would actually be awesome, I think.
If there isn't an open source exchange package available, there ought to be. In any case, why not run an over-the-counter market on IRC? Maybe that would be easier to set up, and you (OP) would at least capture some initiative while setting up something more automated.
A major concern for the exchange operator should be legality. There are a number of company-backed digital currencies in China and regulations controlling their use. I think people would want to know that you had checked with a lawyer on the legality of a BTC/RMB exchange.
I'm really curious to see what happens when Bitcoin gets traction in Asia.