China has felicitated the new elected United States (US) President Joe Biden, days after the Democrat declared victory in the 2020 presidential election.
According to media reports, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has recognized Hoe Biden as the US president-elect on Friday. China was among the handful of countries that resisted recognizing Biden as the clear victor in the contest against incumbent Donald Trump.
According to Russia Today report, Joe Biden declared himself president-elect on November 8, prompting world leaders to release statements recognizing the Democrat as their future colleague.
Beijing’s congratulatory note comes hours after media outlets projected a Biden win in Arizona on Thursday night, giving him 290 electoral votes in total, according to an Associated Press tally.
It is to be mentioned here that many countries have accepted Biden’s presumed victory but there have been several notable exceptions.
The President of Mexica, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he wanted to wait for legal challenges to finish before assuming a clear victor.
Some other countries including Russia, have said that they would wait for Joe Biden’s victory to be officially certified before extending their congratulations.