US 2020: China shuns Trump congratulates Biden, Harris instead

US 2020: China shuns Trump congratulates Biden, Harris instead

- China has made its decision concerning who it believes won the US election

- The Chinese government on Friday, November 13, recognised Joe Biden as the president-elect

- The government's foreign ministry said the recognition is due to its respect for the choice of Americans in the presidential poll

- The congratulatory message was sent through the spokesman of Chinese foreign ministry, Wang Wenbin

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The Chinese government on Friday, November 13, finally recognised the victory of Joe Biden as the projected winner of the United States presidential election.

The Asian government, through its foreign ministry, congratulated the duo of Biden and Kamala Harris, Dailymail reports.

The spokesman of the ministry, Wang Wenbin, in a statement noted that China followed the much-talked-about poll and respects the choice of the American people.

US election: President Trump is the projected winner of Alaska
US 2020: China shuns President Trump, congratulates Biden, Harris

China said it respects Americans' resolve to have chosen Biden as US' next president (Photo: Al Jazeera)
Source: UGC

Wenbin said:

“We have been following the reaction on this US presidential election from both within the United States and from the international community.
“We respect the American people’s choice and extend congratulations to Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris."

Meanwhile, Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church sent his congratulatory message to Biden, the projected winner of the US presidential election.

In a message, Francis gave his blessing to Biden and wished him well as he takes the mantle of leadership of the country in the next four years.

When Biden is sworn -in by January 2021, he will be the second American Catholic president to rule the nation after late John F. Kennedy.

Francis is the latest religious leader who had shunned President Donald Trump's refusal to concede defeat at the US poll.

Meanwhile, as vote counting continues, the Republican candidate has something to be happy about. The latest projected result from Alaska is said to have favoured Trump, reported.

Report claims Trump may announce plans to contest for presidency 2024

He won the three electoral college votes at stake in the state, taking his projected electoral college votes to 217. This will, however, not change the predicted outcome of the US presidential election.

Meanwhile, emerging reports claim that President Trump has told his close associates that he is considering contesting in the US presidential election in 2024.

Reuters, citing a source who was not named, disclosed Trump told his allies that he may announce his 2024 presidential bid by the end of the year.

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