China congratulates Joe Biden on election as US president

China congratulates Joe Biden on election as US president

  • Beijing says it respects the decision of the American people
  • Message comes roughly a week after Biden said he had enough Electoral College votes to win the race

China has congratulated Joe Biden on being elected the next US president – a week after the Democratic candidate declared he had secured enough Electoral College votes to enter the White House.

“We respect the choice of the American people, and we express our congratulations to Mr Biden and Ms Harris,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Friday, referring to US Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris.

But Wang said China understood that the election results would be confirmed following procedures in accordance with US law.