CHINA and other world leaders congratulated Joe Biden on his 2020 win after accusations that his son Hunter "secretly took cash from Chinese leaders."
Their foreign ministry issued a warm congratulations to the President-Elect and his running mate Kamala Harris after bombshell allegations emerged about Hunter Biden's dealings with China.
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“We respect the choice of the American people,” foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said, per The Associated Press. "We congratulate Mr Biden and Ms. Harris.
“At the same time, we understand that the outcome of this U.S. election will be ascertained in accordance with US laws and procedures."
The news comes after a message reportedly sent to Hunter's ex-business partner in June 2017 warned against mentioning his dad's involvement in a business scheme in China.
The text was sent to Tony Bobulinski from James Gilliar, another player in the proposed scheme, reported a Fox News journalist, who tweeted out a screenshot on October 22.
It read: “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u [sic] are face to face, I know u [sic] know that but they are paranoid.”
Hunter was accused of searching out lucrative deals in China and using his family name as leverage.
According to Bobulinski, the now President-Elect was allegedly involved in one of the schemes with a Chinese energy company, and was identified as "the big guy" in a series of leaked emails.
Bobulinski, Hunter's ex-business partner, claimed he heard Joe and his son discuss business dealings in China in 2017, the New York Post.
The text messages appeared to suggest that Biden expected to receive a cut of the profits from the deal.
The Democrat, who was out of office in 2017, has repeatedly denied having any involvement in his son's business dealings.
Bobulinski stated he was the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings, a holding company he described as a partnership between Chinese firm China Energy Co. and the Bidens.
He claimed the Chinese company were hoping to gain "political or influence investment" through the deal, and that Hunter "wanted to use the company as his personal piggy bank by just taking money out of it as soon as it came from the Chinese".
Just days after that story broke, videos and photos allegedly showing Hunter "engaging in sex acts" were reportedly posted on a Chinese website linked to ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon.
However, it wasn't just China who acknowledged that Biden beat Donald Trump, who continues to decry the results on social media.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Ireland's Taoiseach Micheál Martin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga all issued their congratulations.
However, Chinese officials were slower to do so amid strained relations with Trump.
Trump has often called Covid-19 the "Chinese virus" and blamed the communist country for the outbreak, which first emerged in Wuhan.
Throughout Trump’s time in the Oval Office, tensions increase over trade, tariffs, and control in the South China Sea, amongst other points of contension.
Yesterday Trump signed an executive order which would allow the USA to blacklist Chinese companies if they are connected to the Chinese military – a list which included cellphone giant Huawei.
Earlier this year, Trump issued another executive orderto limit the use of TikTok in America, an app owned by Beijing-based ByteDance.
Reports indicate that rather than taking a tough stance on China, the Biden administration will try to create a dialogue between both countries, reported The Hill.
Biden won 290 electoral votes to Trump's 217 but the president has yet to concede.
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