Source official website of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs On November 9, 2020, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin hosted a regular press conference.
CNN reporter: After most American media announced that Biden was elected the new president of the United States, many countries have congratulated Biden. What is the reason for China’s delay in expressing its position? Does it feel that the outcome of the US presidential election is still uncertain or has other considerations? When will China send a congratulatory message?Wang Wenbin: Regarding the first question, we noticed that Mr. Biden has announced his successful election. We understand that the outcome of the general election will be determined in accordance with US laws and procedures.
Regarding the second question, we will handle it in accordance with international practice.
We have always maintained that China and the United States should strengthen communication and dialogue, manage differences on the basis of mutual respect, expand cooperation on the basis of mutual benefit, and promote the healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations.
NBC reporter: The current China-US relations are at a historical low point. What concrete actions does China expect from the new Biden administration to improve bilateral relations?Wang Wenbin: I have just introduced China’s position on the US presidential election and Sino-US relations.
Bloomberg reporter: After Biden takes office, will China continue to implement the first phase of the China-US economic and trade agreement? Or seek to re-negotiate the relevant terms with the US?Wang Wenbin: I have just stated China’s position on relevant issues. Regarding China-US economic and trade issues, please refer to the competent Chinese authorities.
Reuters reporter: Biden made a statement against China during the campaign. Now that Biden has won the election, how does China view the impact of his policy agenda on Sino-US relations?Wang Wenbin: China’s position on relevant issues is consistent and clear, and its determination to safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests is unwavering. We have always maintained that China and the United States should manage their differences on the basis of mutual respect and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, and promote the healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations. It is hoped that the new US administration will meet China halfway.