China declines to acknowledge Joe Biden's victory in the US
Beijing : China on Monday declined to congratulate the president-elect Joe Biden, saying that the final outcome of voting is yet to be determined.
While Donald Trump has also rejected to accept the defeat and has initiated a legal battle to save his position, many world leaders started to congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for their victory in the recent elections.
Donald Trump's four year in power initiated trade war and increased icy relation with China. He had been continuously blaming China for the Coronavirus pandemic situation that rattled the world in a matter of couple of months.
China - among a handful of major countries including Russia and Mexico that has not congratulated the President-Elect - said Monday it had "noticed that Mr. Biden declared he is the winner of the election."
"Our understanding is that the outcome of the election will be determined in accordance with US laws and procedures," foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told press at a regular briefing.
After declining to acknowledge Biden's victory despite repeated questions from reporters, Wang said: "We hope the new US government can meet China halfway."
Trump has refused to concede defeat, complaining in a tweet on Sunday, "Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be?"