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A new report is indicating that Joe Biden occupying the White House would be a welcome sign to the Chinese.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
A Chinese propagandist signaled on Twitter that he welcomed the prospect of a Biden White House in the days after the U.S. presidential election.
Hu Xijin, the editor in chief of the Global Times, shared a forum post from a “smart netizen” who said that Beijing is a “For-Biden City” that will welcome Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s electoral victory. He also noted in a separate tweet that Chinese netizens are drawn to Biden’s story of overcoming personal and family tragedies.
“If Biden elected, i really sure relation between China and USA gonna be normalized. Because Beijing is For-Biden City,” the forum post read.
Even as Hu praised Biden, Chinese propaganda organs have used the contentious election as an opportunity for hostile levity against its geopolitical rival since Tuesday. China Central Television (CCTV), the country’s national broadcaster, brought on commentators to call the United States the “loser” of the election, while a state-owned outlet in Hong Kong wrote that “so-called US-style democracy has descended into a joke.”
U.S. intelligence has also found that Chinese leadership preferred Biden, with Chinese propagandists publishing pro-Biden materials and stating Biden is more predictable than Trump or even Democrat presidential contender Bernie Sanders.