Regarding your first point, yes.
Regarding your second point. Wouldn't take that too serious. In New Z we have a lot of people playing on the European servers that are from Thailand. Over the years we have made numerous attempts in things such as packet improvements, network improvements, ping limits, ping checks, all with the effort to "punish" the lagging player. The "Thais" more of became a meme in this story. BTW; we even have servers in Asia yet they in some cases they still come around into the European servers..
Either way, Nether server structure works completely different and next to that it's a complete different game.