Nov 13, 2020

China congratulates Biden on election victory

China on Friday congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, saying China will respect American people's choice.

"China has been following U.S. domestic and international reactions to the U.S. presidential election," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a daily press briefing.

"We understand the result of the election will be determined according to the U.S. laws and procedures," Wang added.

Meanwhile, Russia is yet to offer well wishes despite Vladimir Putin being among one of the first to congratulate Donald Trump on his election victory four years ago.

"We believe the correct thing to do would be to wait for the official election result," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

President Trump has continued to make unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud without providing clear evidence. On Thursday, a group of federal and state election officials directly rebutted such claims, saying the vote was "the most secure in American history".

(Excerpts : BBC and Xinhua news agencies)