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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

Oct 20 2017

China's SDIC to produce 4 million-5 million T/yr ethanol in five years: official

BEIJING China's State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC) is aiming to produce 4 million to 5 million tonnes of ethanol a year in the next three to five years, a company official said on Friday, around double the nation's current output.

Sep 26 2017

China delays deadline for implementing food import rules after industry pushback

BEIJING China plans to delay a deadline for implementing new food import regulations by two years until October 2019, a senior EU official said on Tuesday, following a lobbying effort by Europe and the United States amid concerns about disruption to trade.

Sep 19 2017

Getting savvy? China corn farmers set to hold on to crops, bet prices will rise

BEIJING Corn farmers in China are likely to hold off on selling their latest crops, betting higher prices down the line in the world's No.2 producer of the grain will help them reap bigger profits.

Sep 18 2017

China's Fosun Pharma to buy smaller stake in India's Gland Pharma for $1.1 billion

BEIJING/MUMBAI Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group is trimming the size of the stake it will buy in India's Gland Pharma to 74 percent for $1.1 billion, in a bid to salvage the stalled deal that would be the biggest takeover by a Chinese firm in India.

Sep 13 2017

China set for ethanol binge as Beijing pumps up renewable fuel drive

BEIJING China's bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its gasoline supply within three years will revolutionize its fledging biofuels industry, industry players said, likely spurring billions of dollars in investment in ethanol factories.

Sep 08 2017

Shanghai's hard line on soft cheese could hurt European companies

BEIJING Shanghai has halted the import of cheeses such as Roquefort, Brie and Camembert in a move set to damage European exporters, diplomatic and industry sources said on Friday.

Sep 05 2017

Sweet spot: China's Inner Mongolia region rushes to churn out sugar beet

BEIJING After decades of growth on the back of the coal mines that dot its vast grasslands, the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia is turning to sales of an altogether different kind of commodity to energize its economy - sugar.

Aug 07 2017

China buyers resell soybeans as crushers lose cash, glut grows: traders

BEIJING/SINGAPORE Two major Chinese soybean buyers have resold more than 500,000 tonnes of product in recent weeks, sources familiar with the deals said, amid growing concerns about losses among crushers and congestion at a major port in the world's top oilseed buyer.

Jul 18 2017

China's Kingenta building service centres to boost fertiliser sales

BEIJING, July 18 Chinese fertiliser-maker Kingenta will build around 1,000 service centres in China to boost sales of compound fertilisers and other agricultural products, it said on Tuesday.

Jul 17 2017

DuPont, Monsanto urge transparent GMO crop reviews in China

BEIJING Global seeds giants have called for transparent, science-based approvals processes for new crop types after China approved two more genetically modified (GMO) crops for import, but left four others on the waiting list.

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