Special Report: U.S. presidential election
Profile: Barack Obama --
BEIJING, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu
Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday sent messages to congratulate Barack
Obama on his election as President of the United States.
"China and the United States share broad common
interests and important responsibilities on a wide range of major issues
concerning the well-being of humanity. To grow long-term healthy and stable
China-U.S. relations serves the fundamental interests of our countries and
peoples and is of great significance to the maintenance and promotion of peace,
stability and development in the world," Hu said in his message.
Supporters of Democratic presidential
candidate Barack Obama cheer as they arrive at Grant Park on election day
in Chicago, where later on election night Obama is to address a rally of
more than one million people. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)
Chinese government and I myself have always attached great importance to
China-U.S. relations. In the new historic era, I look forward to working
together with you to continuously strengthen dialogue and exchanges between our
two countries and enhance our mutual trust and cooperation on the basis of the
three Sino-U.S. Joint Communiques, with a view to taking our constructive and
cooperative relationship to a new high and bringing greater benefits to people
of our two countries and the rest of the world."
In his congratulatory message sent to Obama on the
same day, Premier Wen Jiabao said "a sound China-U.S. relationship meets the
common aspiration of the our two peoples and the need to maintain peace,
stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region and the world at large."
Wen also expressed belief that with joint efforts of
the two sides, the China-U.S. constructive and cooperative relationship would
make new progress.
Meanwhile, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping extended
congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as Vice President of the United
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate
Senator Barack Obama (L) celebrates with his family after he won
the U.S. presidential election in Chicago on Tuesday night, Nov. 4,
2008. (Xinhua Photo)
German Chancellor congratulates Obama
BERLIN, Nov. 5 (Xinhua)
-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on
his "historic win" of being elected as president of the United States and called
for closer transatlantic cooperation. Full story
Karzai congratulates U.S.
President-elect, calls for strategy change in Afghan war
KABUL, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Afghan President Hamid
Karzai Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on his victory in the U.S.
presidential elections and called for change in the strategy on war against
terrorism. Full story
Thai PM congratulates Obama on
election as U.S. president
Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat on Wednesday sent
congratulation message to Barack Obamaon his election as President of the United
States, saying he hoped that warm relations between the two countries would be
strengthened. Full story
Indonesia congratulates Obama, expects
him to take lead in tiding over financial
JAKARTA, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) --
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Wednesday congratulated Barack
Obama on his victory in the United States presidential election, hoping the new
president will take a lead in tiding over global financial turmoil. Full story
Australian PM says Obama realized
Martin Luther King's
CANBERRA, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) --
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Wednesday that the U.S.
president-elect Barack Obama has realized Martin Luther King's dream 45 years
ago. Full story
Iraq sees no hasty change in U.S.
policy as Obama wins
5 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said that he does not see
any immediate change in the U.S. foreign policy toward Iraq after the Americans
elected Barack Obama as their president, al-Arabiyah pan Arab television
reported Wednesday. Full story
Democratic Obama wins U.S.
WASHINGTON, Nov.4 (Xinhua) -- Democratic Party candidate Barack
Obama won the U.S. general elections on Tuesday after grabbing at least 297
electoral votes needed to capture the White House, U.S. media said. Full storyU.S. President-elect Obama says change
has come to America
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama said at a huge
rally in Chicago, Illinois Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning that
"change has come to America."
Speaking to a stunning crowd of some 125,000 people
gathered in the city's Grant Park, Obama said that the road ahead will be long
and "our climb will be steep." Full story
Barack Obama wins U.S. presidential
election, McCain concedes defeat
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Democratic Party candidate
Barack Obama won a landslide victory in the U.S. presidential election Tuesday.
His Republican rival John McCain conceded defeat minutes later.
Short of a final result, projections showed that Obama had
collected as many as 297 electoral votes after sweeping traditional blue states
in the west, including California (55), Washington (11) and Oregon (7), as well
as the Pacific state of Hawaii (4). Full story
Democrats take 52 seats of U.S. Senate, U.S. media
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) --
U.S. Democrats have taken 52 seats in the 100-seat Senate, regaining control of
the legislative body in the general elections Tuesday, according to a CNN
Republicans are projected to have
taken 34 seats. Full story
A resident wears a "I voted today" badge
after casting his ballot at a polling station in Phoenix, Arizona of the
United States on Nov. 4, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)