I have been living in China for the last 7 years. Until recently my view on China's government has been an appreciative and understanding one.
I didn't believe you can easily govern a country of 1.5 billion humans with a democracy. India or EU are on the opposite spectre and we can see the flows: slow to take action and nearly impossible to take a strong direction which won't be undone with the next change of governments.
Meanwhile in China, things change fast, strong direction are followed for decades and we can see improvement being made on a monthly basis.
I was bringing this view to my friends/family in Europe which is pretty unusual there (They solely focus on the dictatorship part).
However I now figure that the cost of this impressive developments come at a huge cost (The Liberties) which now overpass the benefit.
US are known to be the bully of the world but China is becoming a close 2nd.
China is using its economic power on a daily basis to push its agenda (Ex: Involvement in Australia/NZ to ban protest related to HK. Only possible because China is the first market for both countries).
In my view US and China are currently in a cold war for domination, a "war" which won't stop until one of them manage to get a technological gap over the other.
I really hope US (Or EU if we wake up someday) get the strong hand.
While we don't know a world in which China is ruling over, I believe it would be worst than the current world (Mostly US dominated) we live in.
While I'm not a big fan of having the US as an Overlord, at least I can somewhat belong to the society: I can potentially become a US citizen (which is impossible in China) and we are culturally close.