Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates Joe Biden

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Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election, in a telegram quoted by state media in Beijing on Wednesday.

The two countries “must avoid any conflict or confrontation and stick to mutual respect in a spirit of win-win cooperation” in order to promote the “noble cause” of peace and development, Xi Jinping said in his telegram.

“The development of healthy and stable US-China relations is in the fundamental interest of both peoples,” said the Chinese president.

The post comes more than two weeks after most top leaders congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on his victory over Republican Donald Trump.

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan also congratulated his future American counterpart, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the Xinhua news agency said.

The relationship between the two leading world military powers was marked under the presidency of Donald Trump by a trade conflict and an almost daily diplomatic confrontation.

He did not fail to arouse the ire of Beijing about the coronavirus, Hong Kong and Taiwan, which he has drawn closer to when this island has been living for decades under the threat of the Chinese neighbor.

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