US election: China extends congratulations to Biden & Kamala

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Chinese authority has congratulated the projected winner of the US presidential election, Joe Biden and his vice, Kamala Harris on their victory at the election.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Wang Wenbin, gave this indication at a briefing in Beijing on Friday.

“We have been following the reaction on this U.S. presidential election from both within the United States and from the international community.

“We respect the American people’s choice and extend congratulations to Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris.”

China’s acknowledgment came after multiple television networks projected Biden would defeat Donald Trump in Arizona, one of the battleground states where the president has looked to overturn the election.

China was one of the few countries that had so far withheld comment, as Trump contested the results.

“We understand that the result of the U.S. presidential election will be determined following the U.S. laws and procedures,” Wang said.

Beijing’s official reaction to Biden’s victory had been relatively muted. President Xi Jinping hasn’t offered public congratulations.

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