China declined on Monday to congratulate Joe Biden as the winner of the US presidential election, saying the outcome of the vote remains to be determined.
While Donald Trump has yet to win and has faced many legal challenges, many world leaders have praised Biden and the spontaneous celebrations in Kamala Harris and American cities after Democrats were declared the winners this weekend. end After Kamala Harris is congratulated.
Trump’s four years in the White House have been marked by a costly trade war and increasingly icy relations with China, with two powers blaming Beijing’s human rights record of the Kovid-19 outbreak in the regions of Xinjiang and Hong Kong. Spreads.
China – among some big countries, including Russia and Mexico, which have not congratulated the president-elect – said on Monday that “Mr. Biden announced he was the winner of the election ”.
“We understand that the outcome of the election will be determined in accordance with US laws and procedures,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said during a regular briefing.
After Biden announced that he would accept the victory despite repeated questions from reporters, Wang said, “We hope the new US government can follow China’s path.”
Trump refused to accept defeat on Sunday, complaining in a tweet: “Since lamestream media say who will be our next president?”
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