Chinese Xi congratulates Biden on the election

Chinese President Xi Qing-ping congratulated the president-elect on Wednesday Joe BidenJoe Biden Minnesota justifies Biden’s victory Trump tells Allies to plan grace at his mercy for Michael Flynn: Biden reports staff spoke to Fauci: “He was very, very helpful.” to their victory, which was their first communication since Biden is expected to win more than two weeks in the White House race.

“Promoting the healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations not only serves the fundamental interests of the people in both countries, but also meets the common expectations of the international community,” Xi said of the state Xinhua News Agency.

“Hszi hopes that the two sides will maintain a spirit of conflict, confrontation, mutual respect and mutually beneficial cooperation, focus on cooperation, address differences, promote the healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations, and work together with other countries and with the international community to promote the noble cause of world peace and development, ”Xinhua added.

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan also congratulated the elected vice president Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden’s team meets Biden Trump agencies: “Difficult decision” with staff administration House, Senate members Ossoff, Warnock to knock on doors in runoff campaigns.

A Chinese State Department spokesman offered congratulations to Biden and Harris on Nov. 13, but then noted that “we understand that the outcome of these U.S. elections will be determined in accordance with U.S. laws and procedures,” an obvious reference to the litany campaign and lawsuits by Allied Republicans. which sought to spoil the election results.

The messages come when Biden kneads his national security team and determines how Washington and Beijing’s relationship will be handled. Relations between the United States and China have been strained under the Trump administration over trade, the coronavirus epidemic, and disputes over intellectual property, the South China Sea, and election intervention.

In September, Biden said he saw China as a “serious competitor”, citing the lack of trade in Beijing, and said it was important for the United States to strengthen “our relations with Asia and our alliances.”

The former vice president will inherit the Trump-era debates and indicated his support for a tough policy towards China, although his aides said the next administration will continue to have an open dialogue with Beijing to find areas for cooperation on climate change and COVID. 19.

The president-elect has already spoken to several world leaders, including leaders from Jordan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, as well as senior officials from NATO and the European Commission.

“We appreciate the congratulations of all the world leaders who passed them on, including President Xi,” the campaign said in a statement to The Hill.