China first country to congratulate Obama on re-election
AFP, Wednesday 7 Nov 2012

Chinese leader Hu Jintao has congratulated US President Barack Obama on his re-election, noting "positive progress" in Sino-US relations the past four years, China's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

"President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao sent messages of congratulations to President Obama on his being re-elected president of the United States," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters.