Beijing and Moscow know the Biden administration, with Western allies by its side, could dramatically alter the trajectory of the great power competition underway.
Beijing is waiting to see what line Biden's administration will take on the U.S.-China confrontation and Hong Kong.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Beijing respects "the American people's choice" for their next president.
In effect, Beijing, for all intents and purposes, ended representative governance in Hong Kong on Wednesday.
The four opposition MPs were expelled from Hong Kong's parliament after being accused of endangering national security.
Chinese Communist Party newspaper Global Times has been coy about its preferred presidential pick, but the state-run tabloid has never been shy about its criticism of the outgoing Secretary of State.
The sales were positive news for the e-commerce giant after COVID-19 shutdowns, but China's competition authorities announced proposals this week to tackle monopolies in the sector.
Many bad policies of the last four years are long past due for the trash bin. But others, such as getting Europe to shoulder more of it defense burden, have merit.
Four years of chaotic relations with President Donald Trump will soon be over, but a Biden Administration does not mean an end to the simmering U.S.-China confrontation.
Alvin Yeung, one of those expelled from the Legislative Council Wednesday, told Newsweek the move was "entirely unhealthy."
At the virtual summit hosted by Russia on Tuesday, Narendra Modi also appeared to criticize Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over a renewed border dispute in Kashmir.
A panel of experts hosted by a Taiwanese policy think tank agreed Monday that a Biden administration would continue to support the democratic island nation while attempting to cooperate with Beijing.
While the U.S. waits for a new administration to take office, China, Iran and Turkey find themselves under pressure to act.
There are currently 47 vaccine candidates under clinical evaluation worldwide, while 155 candidates are at the pre-clinical evaluation level.
"Four years ago, Trump won in the 'Rust Belt states' of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania...But he lost all of them this year," the state-run Global Times outlet wrote Monday.
China's largest state-run newspaper mocked Donald Trump on Twitter after Joe Biden was named the projected winner of the presidential election.
As Joe Biden takes the lead over Donald Trump in key battleground states, the rest of the world is watching on.
The incident in the Chinese province of Hunan happened when one man tried to separate tangled balloon strings with his cigarette lighter.
"The suspension is a temporary response necessitated by the current situation of COVID-19," the Chinese Embassy said.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has dismissed reports that discussions with China over the so-called 25-year deal have been suspended while the world waits for the results of the U.S. election.
Chinese Communist Party newspaper editor Hu Xijin indicated in a tweet Thursday that former Vice President Joe Biden would "normalize" relations between Beijing and Washington.
With no definite end in sight to the race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the world watches on, captivated yet with many hesitant to comment on the uncertain situation.
"Those who play with fire will get burned," People's Liberation Army Senior Colonel Wu Qian warned.
In an interview with a Hong Kong media outlet on Monday, the retired lieutenant general described Taiwan's arms deals with the United States as "playing with fire."
Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of Chinese Communist Party newspaper "Global Times," suggested the U.S. election had created an ideal situation for Beijing.
"It's just one metric but it sure looks like its drop correlated with a rise in Trump's odds of winning the election," Hudson Institute senior fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs told Newsweek.
As the U.S. Navy trains with Australia, India and Japan to "deter all who challenge a free and open Indo-Pacific," China hopes these drills are "conducive to regional peace and stability, instead of working in the opposite way."
The China Research Group's first full report urges the British government to take tougher action on China.
The comments by Taiwan's foreign minister, Joseph Wu, came after President Tsai Ing-wen convened a national security meeting to discuss the U.S. election.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who is due in Beijing on Tuesday, also praised China's national security law at a media address the day before.