Finally, China Congratulates Biden on U.S Election




Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Finally China has congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on Friday nearly a week after he was declared winner of the American .
US-China ties have grown increasingly strained in recent years under the administration of incumbent , and relations are as icy as at any time since formal ties were established four decades ago.
“We respect the choice of the American people. We express our congratulations to Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris,” said foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin at a regular press briefing, referring to incoming vice president Kamala Harris.
Wang said China understands “the result of the will be determined in accordance with US laws and procedures”.
China was previously among a handful of major countries including Russia and Mexico that had not congratulated the president-elect, with Beijing commenting earlier this week simply that it had “noticed Mr. Biden declared he is the winner”.
Since US media called the presidential race, Trump has not conceded to Biden as is practice once a winner is projected.
Trump’s four years in the have been marked by a costly trade war between the two powers, with Beijing and Washington also sparring over blame for the and China’s record in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.
Under his “America First” banner, Trump has portrayed China as the greatest threat to the and global democracy

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