China became one of the last major nations to acknowledge Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential race Friday, offering congratulations to the president-elect and his running mate Kamala Harris.
"We respect the choice of the American people," Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at his regular daily briefing. "We congratulate Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris."
"At the same time," he added, "the result will be confirmed according to U.S. laws and procedures.