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Politics China's Xi congratulates Biden on election

17:41  25 november  2020
17:41  25 november  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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China has finally congratulated Joe Biden on his projected win in the US presidential election , breaking a frosty period of silence. To put it bluntly, it shows China ' s leaders - and specifically Xi Jinping, the country's powerful president - have accepted the result and expect Joe Biden to be

On November 13, China congratulated Joe Biden on his victory nearly a week after he was declared the winner of the US presidential election . "We respect the choice of the American people," China ' s foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said. He added: "At the same time

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his victory, marking their first communication since Biden was projected to be the winner of the White House race more than two weeks ago.

a man wearing a suit and tie: China's Xi congratulates Biden on election © Getty Images China's Xi congratulates Biden on election

"Promoting healthy and stable development of China-U.S. relations not only serves the fundamental interests of the people in both countries, but also meets the common expectation of the international community," Xi said, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.

"Xi said he hopes that the two sides will uphold the spirit of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, focus on cooperation, manage differences, advance the healthy and stable development of China-U.S. ties, and join hands with other countries and the international community to promote the noble cause of world peace and development," Xinhua added.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message to President- elect Biden on Wednesday to congratulate him on his election victory, according Why it matters: China ' s foreign ministry offered Biden a belated, and tentative, congratulations on Nov. 13, but Xi had not personally acknowledged

China has offered its congratulations to United States President- elect Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala "We congratulate Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris. At the same time, we understand that the outcome of this US election will be ascertained in accordance with US laws and procedures," he said.

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan also sent a message congratulating Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Nov. 13 had offered congratulations to Biden and Harris but noted at the time that "we understand that the outcome of this U.S. election will be ascertained in accordance with U.S. laws and procedures," an apparent reference to the litany of lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign and allied Republicans looking to subvert the election results.

The messages come as Biden cobbles together his national security team and determines how to tackle the relationship between Washington and Beijing. Ties between U.S. and China during the Trump administration were strained over trade, a blame game over the coronavirus pandemic and disputes regarding intellectual property, the South China Sea and election meddling.

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China on Friday congratulated U. S . President- elect Joe Biden , who won the Nov. 3 election that President Donald Trump has not conceded, nearly a week We extend congratulations to Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris," foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a regular daily briefing, referring to

After a nearly weeklong delay, China on Friday congratulated President- elect Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, on their election amid strained relations between In 2016, President Xi Jinping congratulated then-President- elect Trump just one day after he had been declared the winner.

Biden said in September he views China as a "serious competitor," citing the spiking trade deficit with Beijing, and said it was important that the U.S. strengthens "relationships and our alliances in Asia."

The former vice president will inherit many of the Trump-era disputes and has indicated he supports tough policies on China, though aides say the next administration will still look to have open dialogue with Beijing to find areas of cooperation regarding climate change and combatting COVID-19.

The president-elect has already spoken with several world leaders, including the heads of Jordan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, as well as top officials with NATO and the European Commission, among others.

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