Xi Jinping congratulates Biden, hopes for ‘win-win’ China-US ties

“We hope the two sides will uphold the spirit of non-conflict and non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, will focus on cooperation, control differences and promote healthy and stable development of Chinese-U.S. EPA-EFE/ZHANG LING / XINHUA

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China’s president Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated Joe Biden on winning the November 3 US presidential election, Chinese media reported. Biden’s campaign has also referred to the crackdown on the Muslim Uyghur minority in China’s Xinjiang as “genocide”. EPA-EFE/ZHANG LING / XINHUA MANDATORY CREDIT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

A picture released by Xinhua News Agency shows Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivering an important speech at a grand gathering held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, 14 October 2020. China’s foreign ministry congratulated Biden on November 13, nearly a week after many US allies had, holding out as outgoing president Donald Trump refused to concede defeat. In 2016, Xi sent congratulations to Trump a day after the election. During the election campaign, Biden vowed a tough line on China’s expanding influence worldwide and referred to Xi as a “thug” for his human rights practices. Relations between China and the US have deteriorated to their worst, amid disputes over issues from trade and technology to Hong Kong and the coronavirus. relations”, Xi said in his congratulatory message to Biden. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Xi Jinping congratulates Biden, hopes for ‘win-win’ China-US ties

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08743755 A picture released by Xinhua News Agency shows Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivering an important speech at a grand gathering held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong Province, 14 October 2020.