While most national leaders have publicly acknowledged Mr Biden’s victory, Chinese President Xi Jinping has remained silent. In contrast, Mr. Trump was congratulated by Mr. Xi for his election in 2016, while the Chinese president called for the establishment of “stable” relations between the two countries.
Mr Xi said: “China attaches great importance to Sino-US relations and hopes to develop a strong, long-term and stable relationship with the United States.”
He added that he was “hopeful” that “all disputes with the United States will be settled in accordance with our policy.”
Speaking to CNN Corinne von Hippel, director general of the Royal United Services Institute, Mr Biden could benefit China by becoming more stable than Mr Trump.
He said: “Although Biden will be tough on China, and will work with partners and allies to formulate China policy, his platform says we will work with China in areas of mutual interest, whether it is climate change or North Korea. Push back to the region
“So it will be more compressed, but I think it will be better for China because it will not be as immoral and ad hoc as Trump.”
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson congratulated Mr Biden on his victory during a telephone conversation.
Mr Johnson tweeted: “I just wanted to congratulate Joe Biden on his election.
“I look forward to working with our partners to strengthen the partnership between our countries and to tackle climate change, to advance democracy and to further improve the epidemic.”
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“If I may say so, that conversation was comfortable and I was expecting many more.”
He also noted that he enjoyed a good relationship with Prime Minister Trump.
But Brexit party leader Nigel Farage expressed concern about UK-US relations with Mr Biden as president.
He claims that Mr Biden has supported the European Union and will therefore prioritize relations between Washington and Brussels.