WASHINGTON: Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on his victory in the presidential election.
According to Chinese state media, Xi Jinping’s telegram to Joe Biden expressed hope that the two countries would continue to work on an equal footing for world peace and development without conflict.
Xi Jinping said that the strengthening and stability of US-China relations is in the interest of the people of both countries.
According to Chinese state media, Chinese Vice President Wang Kishan also congratulated newly elected US Vice President Kamala Harris.
It is believed that the Chinese president’s congratulatory message to Biden came more than two weeks later, while many major countries have congratulated Biden on his victory in the presidential election. However, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a press briefing. Congratulations.
According to the news agency, on November 13, after many countries, Biden was briefly congratulated by China, while the Chinese media remained silent on Biden’s victory.
On the other hand, Russia has not yet congratulated Biden on his victory in the presidential election.
In recent months, Sino-US relations have been severely strained as the two world powers have come face to face on a number of issues, including trade wars, espionage allegations, human rights, the media race and restrictions on the media.
The two countries have also criticized each other for dealing with the corona virus, with the United States accusing China at the start of the corona epidemic of failing to provide transparent information about the virus.