Chinese journalist Hu Xijin, the Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese state-run Global Times, said in a December 19, 2020 video that was uploaded to his account on Douyin, the Chinese mainland version of TikTok, that his preferred nicknames for Australia include "Paper Cat," "Auxiliary Police," and the "urban-rural fringe zone" of Western civilization. He said that these first two names are in contrast to America’s nicknames of "Paper Tiger" and "World Police." In addition, Xijin said that Australia is like chewing gum stuck on the bottom of China’s shoe, and he claimed that these nicknames have offended Australian white supremacists. For more about Hu Xijin, see MEMRI TV clips No. 8522, 8510, and 8504.
Hu Xijin: "[Yours Truly] Old Hu has given Australia several nicknames: 'Paper Cat,' as opposed to the 'Paper Tiger,' which is America. Yes, Paper Cat! There is also the 'Auxiliary Police,' compared to 'World Police,' which is also America. So I call Australia the 'Auxiliary Police.' Here's another: Australia is the chewing gum stuck to the bottom of China's shoe. It is very difficult to get off. Their latest nickname is the 'urban-rural fringe zone' of Western civilization. These nicknames by Old Hu can be said to have seriously hurt the feelings of white supremacists in Australia. Which of these nicknames do you think is the most vivid and pertinent?"