Chinese language President Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated Joe Biden on his US election victory, state media reported.
In his telegram, Xi mentioned each international locations ought to “keep on with no battle or confrontation, mutual respect, (and) the spirit of win-win cooperation” with a purpose to promote the “noble trigger” of world peace and growth.
Xi’s message got here greater than two weeks after a number of different main international locations had congratulated Biden.
US-China relations have hit historic lows in current months, as the 2 superpowers have traded barbs over a wide range of points together with the commerce warfare, espionage allegations, human rights, media freedoms and tech rivalry.
Each international locations have repeatedly attacked one another’s dealing with of the lethal coronavirus pandemic, with Washington blaming China’s lack of transparency throughout the preliminary outbreak in Wuhan late final yr.
Xi added that the “wholesome and secure growth of US-China relations accords with the elemental pursuits of each peoples”.
Chinese language Vice President Wang Qishan additionally despatched a congratulatory message to Kamala Harris on her election as US vice chairman, Xinhua news company reported.
Beijing had beforehand supplied low-key congratulations to Biden and Harris on November 13, nicely after a number of main international locations had congratulated the president-elect on his victory after days of turmoil and anticipation as votes in key states have been finalised.
“We perceive the US election outcomes shall be confirmed primarily based on US regulation and process,”mentioned overseas ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin throughout a routine briefing on the time.
Chinese language media’s response to Biden’s victory because the end result was confirmed earlier this month has been equally muted.
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