tirsdag 10. november 2020

China 'Takes Note' of Biden Victory Claim But Holds Back on Congratulations

China remained mute on Monday as Joe Biden claimed victory in the U.S. presidential race, while the demcratic island of Taiwan joined key U.S. allies in offering its congratulations. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen joined a number of other world leaders in tweeting her congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, who have won the more than 270 electoral college votes needed to claim victory in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.

"Now it is my turn to extend congratulations to @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris on being elected President & VP-elect," Tsai wrote via her official Twitter account on Sunday. "The values on which we have built our relationship could not be stronger. I look fwd to working together to further our friendship, & contributions to int’l society," Tsai wrote in a quote-tweet to Biden's congratulatory tweet on her re-election on Jan. 12.