Chinese journalist Hu Xijin, the Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese state-run Global Times journal, said in a video that was uploaded to his YouTube channel on December 1, 2020 that "Australia has been using the word 'values' a lot recently, as if their values are more noble." He said that China's values have developed over a much longer time than those of Australia, which he criticized for acting "arrogantly." In addition, Xijin said that if necessary, China will teach Australia how to respect a country of 1.4 billion people, even if it takes 20 years.
Hu Xijin: "Australia has been using the word 'values' a lot recently, as if their values are more noble. Any friction [between China and Australia] is [seen as] an offense to Australia, caused by China. China also has its own values, which have created a civilization that has lasted for thousands of years. Australian values date back to the time when the British sent their prisoners there. How many total years of formative history is that, folks? Why are you acting so arrogantly and tragically? There is no reason for China to continue to appease Australia.
"It is true that Chinese society strongly advocates that Australia should be punished resolutely and persistently. It should be used as a mirror for the world to clearly see: Australia has chosen to stand on the side of the United States and has implemented an abominable policy towards China of 'requiting kindness with ingratitude.' This comes with a price. If Australia's values do not include respect for a country with a population of 1.4 billion people, this isn't something easy to develop, and Chinese society will help establish this concept. If one or two years is not enough, let's make it ten or twenty years. We have enough time and patience."