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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 21 2017

BYD predicts ambitious China shift to electric cars by 2030

SHENZHEN Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd expects the country's shift to cleaner new-energy vehicles (NEV) to be complete in just over a decade, an aggressive timeframe that would challenge traditional carmakers in the world' top auto market.

Sep 12 2017

Northern China smog cuts life expectancy by 3 years versus south: study

SHANGHAI Air pollution caused by coal-fired winter heating has slashed life expectancy in northern China by more than three years compared with the south, according to a new study, underlining the urgency of Beijing's efforts to tackle smog.

Aug 24 2017

China commits to cut northern air pollution by 15 percent

SHANGHAI China has pledged to cut average concentrations of airborne particles known as PM2.5 by more than 15 percent year-on-year in the winter months in 28 northern cities to meet key smog targets, the environment ministry said.

Aug 01 2017

China pollution regulators slam metals giant Minmetals for violations

SHANGHAI Chinese inspectors have accused subsidiaries of state-owned China Minmetals Group of repeatedly violating pollution rules in the major rice-growing province of Hunan, part of a drive by Beijing to force corporate offenders to toe the line.

Jul 11 2017

In China's murky waters, global sewage firms seek rewards

CHANGZHOU, China Global sewage and water treatment firms are eyeing opportunities in an unsavory place: a growing pile of waste in China, the world's most populous nation. | Video

Jun 30 2017

China energy demand may already have peaked: researchers

SHANGHAI/OSLO China's energy demand has reached peak levels and is set to fall in coming years, an influential government think tank said, in a study offering an optimistic view on Chinese efforts to combat climate change.

Jun 14 2017

Enter the Nimble Dragon: China looks to small reactors for nuclear edge

SHANGHAI China is betting on new, small-scale nuclear reactor designs that could be used in isolated regions, on ships and even aircraft as part of an ambitious plan to wrest control of the global nuclear market.

Jun 02 2017

No longer 'climate bad boy,' China steps up as Trump quits Paris deal

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE The U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord has bolstered China's stature and diplomatic power, and could help Beijing achieve longer-term ambitions to upgrade its economy and dominate lucrative new industries. | Video

May 28 2017

Living on fumes: China's war on pollution means little to a chemical park’s neighbors

HANDAN, China Hebei province, home to many of China's most polluted cities, has promised to close down companies that are poisoning the environment, but after years of protests villagers living in the shadows of the Guantao chemical park remain skeptical. 

May 25 2017

China may limit coverage of carbon market ahead of launch: researcher

BEIJING China may need to cut the number of sectors to be covered by a long-awaited nationwide carbon trading scheme due to start this year, with the launch facing delays amid unreliable data and other regulatory problems, a government researcher said.

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