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World China's Xi Jinping finally congratulates Biden on his 2020 election win, with only a few world leaders still holding out

18:05  25 november  2020
18:05  25 november  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated President- elect Joe Biden on Wednesday — becoming one of the last major countries to do so . The Chinese leader said both countries should “stick to no conflict or confrontation, mutual respect [and] the spirit of win - win cooperation” moving forward

China congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on winning the U. S . presidential election , ending days of speculation about when Beijing would formally Beijing’ s official reaction to Biden ’ s victory had been relatively muted. President Xi Jinping hasn’t offered public congratulations , while the Foreign

Xi Jinping wearing a suit and tie holding a glass of wine: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a State Luncheon for China hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2015 at the Department of State. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images © PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images Former Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a State Luncheon for China hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2015 at the Department of State. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his 2020 victory, weeks after other world leaders.
  • "Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is not only in the fundamental interests of both peoples, but also meets the common expectation of the international community," Xi said in a message on Wednesday, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
  • A handful of world leaders — from Russia, Brazil, and Mexico — have still not congratulated Biden.
  • The contentious dynamic between the United States and China is poised to be Biden's biggest challenge in terms of foreign policy.
  • "Xi Jinping has evinced no signs of affording himself the kind of diplomatic flexibility that could help re-stabilize the relationship," a top China expert told Insider.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping extended his congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, more than two weeks after he was widely declared the projected winner of the 2020 US presidential election.

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China ' s foreign ministry had initially issued a tentative congratulations to Biden on Nov.13, but Xi remained among a handful of world leaders that included the heads of Brazil, Mexico, and Russia to hold out issuing a formal acknowledgment of the results. The message Xi sent to Biden underscores

US election : World leaders who have not congratulated Joe Biden . Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin' s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the On November 13, China congratulated Joe Biden on his victory nearly a week after he was declared the winner of the US presidential election .

"Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is not only in the fundamental interests of both peoples, but also meets the common expectation of the international community," Xi said in a message to Biden, per state-run news agency Xinhua.

"I hope to see both sides uphold the spirit of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, and focus on cooperation while managing and controlling disputes," he added, according to Xinhua.

The Chinese foreign ministry congratulated Biden on his win on November 13, but Xi continued to remain silent on the outcome of the 2020 presidential race. Xi's statement on Wednesday, which came nearly two weeks after the Chinese foreign ministry acknowledged the results, makes Beijing's recognition of Biden's win more official.

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In 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping offered his congratulations to then-President- elect Trump just one day after he had been declared the winner. In an editorial on Thursday, state-run newspaper China Daily said that the "eagerness of foreign leaders " to congratulate Biden showed they wanted

China ' s President Xi Jinping has congratulated Joe Biden for winning the US presidential election , Chinese state media reported Wednesday. President Xi expressed his hope for 'healthy and stable' development of the China -US relations during a congratulatory phone call on Wednesday, according

The leader of the Chinese Communist Party joins a long list of world leaders who had already congratulated Biden after major networks called the race for him on November 7. Still, a handful have not offered their wishes, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Tensions between the US and China have reached historic heights under President Donald Trump, with top experts warning that the two global powers are on the brink of a new Cold War.

On top of launching a controversial trade war with China, Trump took aim at the Chinese tech industry. He also blamed Beijing for the spread of COVID-19, which was originally detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. China has responded with increasingly anti-US rhetoric as both sides have engaged in an escalating diplomatic tit-for-tat.

Addressing the contentious dynamic between Washington, DC and Beijing is likely to be Biden's top foreign policy priority, and it will not be an easy task.

Orville Schell, director of the Asia Society's Center on US-China Relations, on Monday told Insider that the ball is in China's court in this regard. Schell said he does not see the relationship between the two countries changing in a meaningful way unless Beijing drastically changes its behavior and moves way from its "wolf-warrior diplomacy."

"[China's] recognition of Biden as president-elect is a pretty low bar," Schell said. "Xi Jinping has evinced no signs of affording himself the kind of diplomatic flexibility that could help re-stabilize the relationship."

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