China's Xi Jinping finally congratulates Biden on his 2020 election win
- Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his 2020 victory, weeks after other world leaders.
- "Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is not only in the fundamental interests of both peoples, but also meets the common expectation of the international community," Xi said in a message on Wednesday, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
- A handful of world leaders — from Russia, Brazil, and Mexico — have still not congratulated Biden.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping extended his congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, more than two weeks after he was widely declared the projected winner of the 2020 US presidential election.
"Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is not only in the fundamental interests of both peoples, but also meets the common expectation of the international community," Xi said in a message to Biden, per state-run news agency Xinhua.
"I hope to see both sides uphold the spirit of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, and focus on cooperation while managing and controlling disputes," he added, according to Xinhua.
The leader of the Chinese Communist Party joins several world leaders who had already congratulated Biden, shortly after major networks called the race for him on November 7. Still, a handful have not offered their best wishes, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
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