Chinese leaders sent congratulatory message to Biden, attracting foreign media attention

 Chinese leaders sent congratulatory message to Biden, attracting foreign media attention

Observers found that many media chose to reprint the reports of several major international news agencies. For example, Canadas globe and mail, the Daily Telegraph of the United Kingdom and the Washington Post of the United States reprinted articles from the associated press, while Singapores Straits Times, ABC, India today, and CNBC reprinted Reuters articles.

According to Reuters reported on the 25th, Biden transition team officials said in response, we thank the world leaders, including China, for their congratulations.

According to the report, during the four-year term of current US President trump, Sino US relations have deteriorated to the worst level in decades. Biden has made climate change, nuclear non-proliferation and global health a priority on which he needs to work with China.

The Financial Times found that officials of Bidens team suggested that US China policy must combine cooperation, competition and confrontation.

Last year, Jake Sullivan, Bidens national security adviser, said in a co-author article that the US must avoid a dangerous cycle of confrontation with China.

Brinkin (left) and Sullivan

The US business insider believes that although Chinas foreign ministry acknowledged the US election results two weeks ago, the congratulatory message on Wednesday was more formal recognition of Bidens victory. Dealing with the dispute between Washington and Beijing is likely to be Bidens foreign policy priority, and it will not be easy.

Chinas postponed congratulatory message? US media mentions the past 20 years ago

In addition to mentioning the current situation of Sino US relations and analyzing the message conveyed by the Chinese side through the congratulatory message, foreign media also speculated on the timing of the congratulatory message.

For example, Indias New Delhi television (NDTV) quoted Agence France Presse article on the 25th, saying that the congratulatory message of Chinese leaders was more than two weeks later than that of several other major countries, but China had low-key congratulation on Biden and Harris on November 13. The Chinese medias previous reaction to the US medias official declaration election results on the 7th local time was not very clear.

The so-called low key Congratulations in the AFP article was actually a dialogue at a regular press conference held by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on the 13th.

But the associated press also hyped on the 25th that China became one of the last major countries to congratulate Biden two weeks ago. There was no explanation for the delay, while some commentators said China wanted to avoid tensions with trump, who has two months left in his term.

However, what is not mentioned in the article is that the controversy over the US election continues, and the whole world is eating melons; whats more, it fails to fully understand the Chinese spokesmans sentence that we understand that the outcome of the US election will be determined in accordance with the laws and procedures of the United States.

Reuters also played up that in 2016, China sent a congratulatory message the day after the US election.

The US foreign affairs scholar noted that China sent a congratulatory message to Biden two days after the trump Administration officially cooperated with President elect Biden and his team in the transition. While the trump teams legal challenge on the election results has been delayed and fruitless, Chinas recognition of Bidens victory is slow.

British Guardian also speculated that shortly after the US media officially declared Bidens victory on the 7th, leaders of Germany, Britain and other countries congratulated him, but China seemed to wait until the US General Administration informed Biden to start the handover and trump ordered his team to cooperate.

On November 8, British Prime Minister Johnson congratulated Biden on Twitter and looked forward to strengthening cooperation in many aspects between Britain and the United States

Modi also put photos of his meeting with Biden

In addition, Jia Qingguo, a professor at Peking Universitys School of international relations, was quoted by the guardian as saying that Chinas delay in congratulation was to wait for the outcome of legal challenges in the US general election. It is polite for China not to make an early statement before the end of the US election.

Even if there will be no major changes in the short term (Sino US Relations), in the long run, Sino US relations will be more stable and there will be more room for cooperation, Jia said

The financial times pointed out in the article that after the congratulatory telegram from Chinese leaders, a few world leaders, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian president borsonaro and Mexican President ovrador, have not yet congratulated Biden.

The post era of the U.S. 2020 election has indeed witnessed a magic scene: the US General Services Administration has informed Biden team on the 23rd that it is ready to start the formal transition process. On the same day, trump tweeted that he would continue to push the lawsuit, believing that he would win, while advising the director, Emily Murphy, to do what needs to be done, and said that he has told his team to do the same thing..