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  • the US Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement saying last week's election was quote the most secure in American history.

  • DHS officials also say there was no evidence that any voting system was compromised.

  • President Donald Trump has filed multiple lawsuits challenging his election defeat to Joe Biden.

  • Now China has congratulated Joe Biden for his US election victory.

  • Foreign Ministry spokesman said Beijing respected the choice of the American people.

  • The statement comes nearly a week after Joe Biden, Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, were declared to have won.

  • The White House.

  • President Donald Trump has so far refused to concede.

  • US relations with China have hit historic lows under the Trump administration, with disputes over trade, technology and, increasingly, Taiwan For more on this, I'm not joined by our correspondent Mattias burning in a Beijing, but he has almost every other country in the world has congratulated the president elect.

  • What took China so long, that's a very good question.

  • The only explanation China has offered so far was that this was in line with international practice, which is obviously debatable.

  • In 2016, there were much quicker to congratulate Donald Trump on his election victory.

  • Uh, it involves a lot of guessing.

  • We don't know the real reason, but the best guess is probably that they wanted to be absolutely sure that nothing can happen because they would not have wanted to work with the Trump administration, having congratulated Biden thinking that Trump might take this badly.

  • Another reason or maybe a side effect, was that Chinese state media has portrayed this US election as chaotic as unreliable assed democracy as an unreliable, chaotic system on golf course, not congratulating, allowed them toe explore this narrative a few days longer.

  • But here's just this delay.

  • Tell us anything else about future relations between the two countries.

  • It definitely tells us that China is not betting on better relations with the Biden administration.

  • This is off course not how you build the best relationship with the future administration.

  • I would think that Biden would not take this as badly as Trump would have on that It would not maybe have that bad effect from the side off the U.

  • S.

  • Administration.

  • But it seems very clear that China is wary off the next administration, and it is not expecting things to change back to what they were before Donald Trump, my tears building in Beijing.

the US Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement saying last week's election was quote the most secure in American history.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/14
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