China's Xi says 'watching closely', following U.S. election

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Posted: Dec 02, 2016 4:40 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissenger on Friday that China was watching U.S. politics "very closely" following the presidential election won by Republican Donald Trump.

"The presidential election has taken place in the United States and we are now in a key moment. We on the Chinese side are watching the situation very closely. Now it is in the transition period," Xi said.

(Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Editing by Nick Macfie)