China sends 'congratulations' to Joe Biden on US election win

Beijing (AFP) – China congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on Friday nearly a week after he was declared winner of the American election.US-China ties have grown increasingly strained in recent years under the administration of incumbent Donald Trump, and relations are as icy as at any time since formal ties were established four decades ago.”We respect the choice of the American people. We express our congratulations to Mr Biden and Ms Harris,” said foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin at a regular press briefing, referring to incoming vice president Kamala Harris.Wang said China unde…

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