China sends 'congratulations' to Joe Biden on US election win

US President-Elect Joe Biden

In this file photo taken on October 8, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former US Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking to supporters in front of an Arizona state flag, at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America's training center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Photo credit: Brendan Smialowski | AFP

What you need to know:

  • US-China ties have grown increasingly strained in recent years under the administration of incumbent Donald Trump.
  • Biden, who leads by more than five million in the popular vote, cemented his victory late Thursday by winning Arizona, US networks said.

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