Biden becomes president of the United States
On January 20, local time, Democrat Joe Biden was formally sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
At the inauguration ceremony on Capitol Hill, 78-year-old Biden completed the oath under the leadership of Chief Justice Roberts of the Federal Supreme Court. He then delivered an inaugural speech of about 20 minutes, saying that the United States is currently facing a series of crises and challenges such as the raging new crown epidemic, increasing social inequality, systemic racism, and climate change. Biden called for national unity, and at the same time stated that he would combat political extremism, white supremacy and domestic terrorism.
The US Vice President-elect Harris was also sworn in on the same day, becoming the first female Vice President in US history.
In order to prevent and control the epidemic and prevent violent incidents, the number of people attending the inauguration ceremony and observing ceremonies has been greatly reduced compared with the past. Many traditional activities such as celebration parades have been changed to online or cancelled