Speaking at a regular press briefing on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said China “respects the choices of the American people.”
“We congratulate Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris. At the same time, we understand that the outcome of this U.S. election will be determined in accordance with U.S. law and procedure,” he said.
At the time, Wang said they had “noted” Biden’s announcement of victory. “We will handle the issue of the statement (congratulations) in accordance with international practice,” Wang said on Monday.
China is one of the last major nations to congratulate President-elect Biden and his team on their victory. The new US leader has already been welcomed by a large number of countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Australia, Israel, France and Germany.
In 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated then-President-elect Trump a day after he was declared the winner.
Amid the continuing deterioration in bilateral relations, caution has so far been exercised in handling Biden’s victory by the Chinese state media in the face of increasingly harsh tone towards the Trump administration.
While some outlets have published Biden’s profile or the popular Beijing restaurant he visited in 2011, most Chinese media outlets have reported on the U.S. The subsequent election shield has focused on alleged fraud and the ensuing riots.
Experts have suggested that Beijing, the last month of its rule, has seen the U.S. move out. The administration may have been reluctant to do anything that could jeopardize its response.
The editorial said that China was willing to work with the U.S. to manage their differences. Always ready to work with. Whatever is in the White House should look at the regional situation objectively.
According to the editorial, China will become a country that will be able to compete with the US. Cannot suppress or destabilize, and will create that U.S. Therefore, cooperation with China is the best option to realize its national interests. This is the ultimate principle, the editorial said.
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