US elections: China breaks silence, congratulates Biden, Harris

The Chinese government has on Friday, broken its silence on the US elections by congratulating the President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, according to media reports.

The reaction was attributed to China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin.

“We respect the choice of the American people. We extend congratulations to Biden and Harris.

“We understand the results of the US election will be determined according to US laws and procedures,” Reuters quoted Wenbin as saying.

Until now, China was among a few notable countries who were yet to congratulate Biden since he was projected to have won the election on 7 November.

Russia, Brazil and Mexico have not commented on the outcome of the election, which President Donald Trump has refused to concede over alleged fraud.

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