World China's President Xi Jinping sends delayed congratulations to Biden

19:20  25 november  2020
19:20  25 november  2020 Source:   nbcnews.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

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated President-elect Joe Biden, state media reported on Wednesday, becoming one of the last world leaders to do so.

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Two-and-a-half weeks after Biden was declared president-elect, Xinhua news agency reported that Xi sent a message saying he hoped that China and U.S. will "uphold the spirit of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation" as well as focus on advancing "healthy and stable development of China-U.S. ties."

Xi's message to Biden comes just days after the Trump administration officially authorized the Biden transition after weeks of delay, even as Trump's legal team is continuing its fight to overturn the results of the election.

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Congratulations have been pouring in for President -elect Joe Biden from leaders around the world -- with a few notable exceptions, including some of the strongmen who President Donald Trump cozied up to and heaped praise upon over the last four years.

In 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent congratulations to Trump on November 9, the day after the election. Since Trump took office, U. S .- Chinese relations have worsened with a trade war over imported goods and technology. Other areas of disagreement include the South China Sea, human

Unlike America’s traditional allies who rushed to congratulate president-elect, China was one of several countries, including North Korea, Russia and Brazil, whose leaders did not immediately acknowledge Biden's win as President Donald Trump refused to concede the election, baselessly claiming that voter fraud occurred.

However, the country's foreign ministry did extend congratulations to Biden on Nov. 13, saying China "respects the choice of the American people" in a terse statement that contrasted with an enthusiastic message from the country's leader after Trump won four years ago.

Xi congratulated Trump on Nov. 9, 2016 — within a day of his being declared the winner.

"I attach great importance to Sino-U.S. relations and look forward to working with you," Xinhua news agency reported Xi saying at the time.

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China has become one of the last major countries to congratulate Joe Biden on being elected U. S . president . Along with Russia and Mexico, which also have testy relations with the U. S ., China had appeared to hold off from making any public endorsement of either presidential candidate.

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Before the U.S. election, China said it did not wish to get involved in the internal affairs of other countries.

Relations between China and the U.S. have grown increasingly tense during the Trump administration with major disputes around trade, coronavirus pandemic, arms sales to Taiwan, China's territorial claims in the South China Sea and Beijing's increasing global assertiveness.

But while Trump's rhetoric toward China has turned sour, Biden may be ready to take a tough line, having previously referred to Xi as a "thug."

Analysts expect a Biden presidency to focus on reported human rights abuses of Uighurs, Hong Kong's waning autonomy and the return of America to a path of multilateralism.

Yuliya Talmazan reported from London. Eric Baculinao from Beijing.

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