I was going to make a really long post about the recent spate of businessmen speaking out against China's trade practices, but its just too tempting to just link to Daniel Drezner's piece, which largely mirrors my view of the situation, and get back to paying work.
I wanted to link the story with James Fallows short post on how the (somewhat) positive conclusion of the Google affair would help fight the increasing cynicism of Chinese people with international interests (he's referring mostly to internet users, but I think its true of Chinese businessmen as well).
I think a lot of people from outside China don't understand the level of demand for liberalization from within the country, or often how its distorted through faulty information systems - most Chinese people I've spoken to think that foreigners are complaining because preferential taxes established to increase FDI are being repealed, which is not at all the case, but has been aggressively argued by the Chinese press.
I was going to write a somewhat cushy piece on the reasons why I'm optimistic about China, but in the context of the complaints mentioned in Drezner's piece (read it), which I all pretty much agree with, it seems rather cheap. Instead I will just say that the continuing demand for globalization and liberalization from ordinary Chinese people is the one reason why I'm most optimistic about China's future.