Lowy Institute’s McGregor on U.S.-China Relations China said it set up a group with the U.S. to discuss disputes, ahead of a video summit between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping planned for later this year. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said in an interview with state broadcaster CGTN that the group had already “made some progress,” without specifying details. “Dialogue and cooperation are indispensable and confrontation and conflict will lead us nowhere,” Le said. “We take seriously U.S. recent positive statements on China-U.S. relations,” he added. In recent weeks, Washington and Beijing have been rebuilding communication lines cut off during years of clashes over everything from trade and Taiwan to tech and the origins of the coronavirus under the Trump administration. While China has sought to portray high-level communications with the Biden administration as the restoration of a “strategic dialogue,” the U.S. has disputed […]