I have high hopes for the people of China. My experience with Chinese people has been pleasant, I greatly enjoy Chinese Cuisine. The Chinese have a large appetite for gambling as many Americans do...so we have that in common...USA has Las Vegas where as China has Macau.
Now interestingly enough, numbers wise China actually has a larger middle class then the USA...of course this is due to China's 1.3 billion + population compared to the USA's 320 million. Percentage wise, the US still has a larger middle class when compared to China.
Lets hope that the future includes the US and China growing closer together as well as the growth of the middle class in both China and the USA. A stronger China/USA=a better world.