According to a report on the website of the Financial Times on November 26, an official of Biden’s transition team said: “We thank all world leaders who have sent congratulations, including President Xi.”
According to a report on the website of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong on November 25, the call of congratulations signified that Beijing officially recognized the result after the transfer of power began in Washington.
Andrew Melta, director of the China Studies Program at the School of Advanced Studies of International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in the United States, said that China’s congratulatory message “is significant because it puts security concerns first, which is not surprising. But it is very straightforward and highlights the real challenges facing bilateral relations."
David Adelman, a partner at Reed Law Firm and former US ambassador to Singapore in the Obama administration, said: "This is a cordial and decent congratulatory message to the President-elect. The calm Pacific Ocean is in the common interests of Beijing and Washington. The leaders of the two countries undoubtedly look forward to a milder tone."
According to a report from the Latin American News Agency on November 25 in Beijing, Chinese political scholars believe that Beijing’s official position will help restart communication channels, promote cooperation, and manage friction between the two countries.
They believe that it is the right time to express their position, because the White House transfer of power has officially started, and the list of some candidates who will assist the Democrat in his tenure has been announced.
Experts believe that the new US government will adopt a more professional, sophisticated, rational and pragmatic approach in bilateral relations, but does not expect a complete change in its China policy. It is more likely to seek alliances to contain China in Europe and Asia. And the influence of the South China Sea.
They believe that climate change, the fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic and the trade war will be the first issues to be discussed at the beginning of the contact between the two sides. The reopening of the consulate, academic exchanges, and visa issues for journalists, scholars and students will be studied later.