Chinese leader Xi Jinping has yet to send a message of congratulations to US president-elect Joe Biden. Photo: EPA-EFE Chinese leader Xi Jinping has yet to send a message of congratulations to US president-elect Joe Biden. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has yet to send a message of congratulations to US president-elect Joe Biden. Photo: EPA-EFE

US-China tensions: Xi Jinping waits to congratulate Joe Biden on election win

  • As messages pour in from other world leaders, Chinese foreign ministry says it has ‘taken note of Biden declaring victory’
  • Beijing feels it’s ‘not the appropriate time’ to offer congratulations, partly because of strained ties, analyst says

Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has yet to send a message of congratulations to US president-elect Joe Biden. Photo: EPA-EFE Chinese leader Xi Jinping has yet to send a message of congratulations to US president-elect Joe Biden. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has yet to send a message of congratulations to US president-elect Joe Biden. Photo: EPA-EFE
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