Biden becomes the hottest topic on Chinese social media

Biden becomes the hottest topic on Chinese social media

China’s tightly controlled social media platforms are seldom used for political discussion, but Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election has bucked the trend.

As of Sunday afternoon, posts about the president-elect on the Twitter-like microblogging site Weibo had attracted more than 730 million views, while Tencent’s WeChat Moments – similar to Facebook’s Timeline – was equally busy.

“Everyone cares about the US election so much, but I don’t even know who is the mayor of Shanghai,” one Weibo user said.

Many of the comments on the platform were about the possibility of Donald Trump – who has yet to concede defeat – refusing to leave the White House.