Biden Team Responds Positively to Chinese Congratulatory Telegrams
Several News Network reported on November 27th that foreign media said that Chinese President Xi Jinping called to congratulate Biden on his election as President of the United States, and the Biden team responded positively.
According to the Financial Times website on November 26, an official of Biden’s transition team said: “We thank all the world leaders, including President Xi.”
According to a report on the website of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post on November 25, Beijing officially recognized the result after the call to congratulated the beginning of power transfer in Washington.
Andrew Melta, director of the China Research Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced Studies on International Issues, said that China’s congratulatory telegrams “significantly because it puts security concerns first, which is not surprising, but very straightforward and highlights the real challenges facing bilateral relations”.
David Adelman, a partner of Reed Law Firm and a former ambassador of the United States to Singapore in the Obama administration, said: “This is a kind and appropriate message to the president-elect. The calmness of the Pacific region is in the common interest of Beijing and Washington, and the leaders of the two countries undoubtedly expect a more moderate tone.
According to a report by Latin American News Agency Beijing on November 25, Chinese political scholars believe that Beijing’s official statement will help restart communication channels, promote cooperation and control friction between the two countries.
They believe that the time is now to take a stand, because the White House power transfer has officially begun, and the list of some candidates to support the Democrat during his presidency has been announced.
Experts believe that the new U.S. government will adopt a more professional, sophisticated, rational and pragmatic approach to bilateral relations, but does not expect a radical change in its approach to China. It is more likely to seek alliances to curb China’s influence in Europe, Asia and the South China Sea.
They believe that climate change, the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic and the trade war will be the first issues to be discussed at the beginning of the contact between the two sides, and the reopening of consulates, academic exchanges and visas for journalists, scholars and students will be studied later.