In an installment of the English-language "Hu Says" series that was uploaded to YouTube by the Chinese state-run outlet Global Times on March 21, 2022, Chinese journalist Hu Xijin said that American pressure on China regarding the Ukraine war has "angered" the Chinese people, and that since it wants something from China, the U.S. should extend "good will" by supporting the One China Principle, opposing Taiwan "secessionists," or relaxing sanctions on Chinese tech companies like Huawei. Speculating that the U.S. would not dare kick China out of the SWIFT system because that would doom the dollar, Hu said that the Chinese people are not afraid of the U.S. and know the limitations of its economic pressure. Hu Xijin has previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of Global Times, a position he stepped down from in December 2021. For more about Hu Xijin, see MEMRI TV Clips No. 9397, No. 9254, No. 9247, No. 9226, No. 9223, No. 9148, No. 9142, No. 9058, No. 8546, No. 8522, No. 8510, and No. 8504.
Hu Xijin: "The U.S. has put pressure on China over the Ukraine issue, and has asked Beijing to cooperate with sanctions against Russia, which has angered many Chinese people. It is the U.S. who wants something from China, and they should at least extend their goodwill to China. For example, the U.S. could support the One China Principle and oppose Taiwan secessionists, or they could relax sanctions on Chinese high tech companies, like Huawei.
"However, Washington is acting aggressively. The Chinese people cannot help but ask: Who does Washington think it is? The Chinese people have lost respect for the U.S. and are no longer afraid of it. We have been through the trade war with the U.S. and know the limitations of the economy pressure the U.S. can impose on China.
"Most Chinese believe that the U.S. dare not kick China out of SWIFT because if the U.S. does so, the U.S. dollar will be doomed. China's trade scale is now larger than that of the U.S. If the U.S. really does that, let's see who loses more. The Chinese people are reluctant to take the initiative to get into a standoff with the U.S. but they now think that if the U.S. really acts wildly we don't have to hide from it, but just face it."