Defenders of IP? Seriously. Can you explain the rampant piracy.
Because the Chinese market (still) is dominant by huge number of small and tiny businesses, whereas the US is dominant by big businesses like Walmart. There are no effective ways to enforce millions of small poor targets whereas big corps are big and worth-while targets for the lawyers. On the other hand, try start a local store in the US to see how hard it becomes to compete against the mega store chain. Same for quality control problem
Secondary, it is a matter of stage of economic development. It's like every one has to go through trouble-making teenage. It is unrealistic (and probably not fair, because else they would be crushed by IP tolls imposed by foreign corps and would remain poor) to have developing economies following rules set by developed ones.
Defenders of global markets and free trade? Can you say state run/controller businesses, slave labor and currency devaluation.
Why have state-run/controlled businesses become a competitive edge? Those are known as the iron rice bowls in China. China actually tried to privatize their state-own companies but met great resistance because that would cause massive unemployment.
Slave labor? 1) It came off a very very low base; 2) There are 5x laborers in China and than in the US and so wage as well as working conditions have to suffer; 3) it has been risen exponentially for last many decades; 4) people in China are not forced to work, defying the very definition of slavery like that in the 18th century US.
Currency devaluation? 1) for most of the last 4 decades, the Chinese government are restricting people from buying USD; 2) the black market had a lower valuation for Yuan before the mid-1990s eventually forcing the government to re-evaluate the currency to the black market rate; 3) we should thank the Chinese government for popping up up Yuan, else it would have the exchange rate of Koran won or Japanese yen.