BEIJING — Almost a week after they delivered victory, China has offered today its congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. China is one of the last major nations to offer its congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden on his win.
China, along with Russia and Turkey, avoided to congratulate Joe Biden last weekend after he and vice presidential running mate Kamala Harris secured enough Electoral College votes to unseat President Donald Trump.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, speaking at a regular press briefing today, said that
“China respected the choice of the American people. We congratulate Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris”
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman gave no reason for the delay but he said:
“At the same time, we understand that the outcome of this US election will be ascertained in accordance with US laws and procedures,”
China’s congratulation comes four days after Wang sidestepped questions from CNN on when China would congratulate the newly elected president of the United States on his win…
Wang said on Monday that they had “noted” Biden’s declaration of victory. “We will handle the issue of the statement (of congratulations) in accordance with international practice,”.