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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 21 2017

China still on track to hit growth target despite winter smog war: state planner

BEIJING China's economy is on track to meet its official growth target for 2017, the head of the state planning agency said on Saturday, despite a punishing war on pollution which is expected to slash industrial output over the winter months.

Oct 02 2017

China's northern cities face soot-free winter with gas revolution

XIAOZHANGWAN, China As freezing winds whip across northern China this winter, Yao Guanghui is happy he'll have one less chore to do: feeding the coal furnace that has long heated his small house on the outskirts of Beijing.

Sep 26 2017

China's fuel exports to North Korea slow again, but coal imports return - customs

BEIJING China's fuel exports to North Korea fell in August, along with iron ore imports from the isolated nation, as trade slowed after the United Nations' latest sanctions, but coal shipments resumed after a five-month hiatus, customs data showed on Tuesday.

Sep 21 2017

China's small factories fear 'rail Armageddon' with orders to ditch trucks

BEIJING Thousands of small factories in China, making everything from steel to chemicals, are scrambling for access to the country's clogged rail network as Beijing curbs the use of diesel trucks in an effort to tackle air pollution.

Sep 21 2017

Diverging fortunes: China coal futures sink while physical firms

BEIJING China's physical thermal coal prices strengthened on Thursday as traders worried about logjams at ports even as futures investors bailed out at their fastest pace in months after Beijing signaled it was ready to take more steps to boost supplies.

Sep 14 2017

With high-performance cells, China takes aim at high-end solar market

BEIJING/SINGAPORE China, blighted by pollution and long known for churning out cheap manufactured goods, is looking to dominate the high-end of a major growth market: solar power.

Sep 06 2017

China's Guangzhou port halts coal imports - sources

BEIJING/SINGAPORE Guangzhou port, the largest coal hub in southern China, has halted foreign coal imports, according to traders who use the port and said they had been informed of the shutdown by customs authorities and senior company officials.

Sep 06 2017

China's Guangzhou port halts coal imports - sources

BEIJING/SINGAPORE, Sept 6 Guangzhou port, the largest coal hub in southern China, has halted foreign coal imports, according to traders who use the port and said they had been informed of the shutdown by customs authorities and senior company officials.

Sep 05 2017

Coal crunch sees China's rustbelt exposed to risk of winter power, heat cuts

BEIJING China's northeastern industrial heartland may face winter power and heating cuts after authorities in Beijing spurned requests from provincial providers for help securing coal supplies after two major mines were forced to halt output, utilities warned.

Aug 30 2017

China's war on smog shakes up ports; Tianjin loses, rivals benefit

BEIJING China's war on smog is shaking up the country's busiest ports, which handle billions of tonnes of cargo a year, forcing Tianjin to overhaul its business as northern rivals snare a greater share of vast coal and iron ore shipments, results show.

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