Shanghai is China’s global financial hub, while Beijing is viewed as more of a political centre. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s choice of Shanghai for US trade talks emphasises commercial rather than political focus, analysts say

  • Switching first face-to-face gathering since G20 summit from Beijing sends message that ‘trade should be trade, and politics should be politics,’ analyst says
  • Trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are set to meet Vice-Premier Liu He
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Shanghai is China’s global financial hub, while Beijing is viewed as more of a political centre. Photo: Bloomberg
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