BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper prices rose sharply in early trade on Wednesday, tracking a jump in London in the previous session and hitting a one-month high as investors shrugged off an escalation of the U.S.-China trade row. China responded to the latest U.S. tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods with tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, as previously planned, but has reduced the levy it will collect on the products. FUNDAMENTALS * SHFE COPPER; The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose as much as 2.8 percent overnight, its biggest intraday jump since April 19, to 49,730 yuan ($7,250.22) a tonne, its highest since Aug. 14. It was trading up 2.1 percent as of 0120 GMT. * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was flat at $6,085 a tonne, after closing up 2.4 percent in the previous session. * TRADE: China is not afraid of "extreme measures" the United States is taking in the trade war and will use it as an opportunity to replace imports, promote localisation and accelerate the development of high-tech products, state media said. * COPPER PREMIUM: Chinese copper import premiums SMM-CUYP-CN have risen to $107.50 a tonne, the highest since October 2015, indicating strong demand for physical metal. * COPPER: A company owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov is in talks to raise $1.25 billion from Russian banks by the start of 2019 to build a massive mining and metallurgical plant at Russia's biggest untapped copper deposit, its chairman said. * OTHER METALS: Zinc was the other big gainer in Shanghai, rising as much as 2.5 percent to its highest since Sept 3, while LME zinc added 0.8 percent to $2,367.50 a tonne. * RUSAL: Rusal's foil-rolling plant Armenal has started cutting production due to U.S. sanctions on the Russian aluminium giant, a source at the plant and a source close to Rusal said.