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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.

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Oct 05 2017

Nissan's premium brand Infiniti global sales up 8 percent in September

BEIJING Nissan Motor Co's premium brand Infiniti sold 21,523 vehicles globally in September, up 8 percent from a year earlier and pushing the brand's worldwide sales in the first nine months of this year to 182,884 vehicles, up 11 percent.

Oct 03 2017

GM to combine Asian, Latam operations as it ramps up electric

BEIJING General Motors Co said on Tuesday it will combine operations outside of China and North America into a new organization based in Detroit, further scaling back its presence in money-losing markets as it ramps up spending on electric vehicles.

Oct 03 2017

Exclusive: One Ford, two systems - U.S. carmaker revamps China strategy amid EV push

BEIJING/DETROIT U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co is overhauling its China plans as its global "One Ford" strategy is holding it back in the world's biggest auto market, two high-ranking company insiders told Reuters.

Sep 29 2017

China sets 2019 deadline for automakers to meet green-car sales targets

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China has set a deadline of 2019 to impose tough new sales targets for electric plug-in and hybrids vehicles, slightly relaxing an earlier plan to launch the rules from next year that had left global automakers worried about being able to comply.

Sep 28 2017

China carmakers narrow quality gap on global rivals: report

BEIJING The quality gap between new domestic and international vehicles in China continued to narrow, with Chinese brands doing slightly better than their global rivals in three of eight quality categories surveyed, according to consulting firm J.D. Power. 

Sep 07 2017

Special Report: How Honda lost its mojo - and the mission to get it back

TOKYO The driver punched the air as his red and white Honda McLaren roared over the finish line. It was Suzuka, Japan, 1988, and Ayrton Senna had just become Formula One world champion for the first time. The McLaren racing team and its engine maker, Honda Motor , were unstoppable that year, their drivers winning all but one of the 16 grand prix races.

Sep 05 2017

Exclusive: Under pressure, Hyundai clashes with China partner over suppliers - sources

BEIJING/SEOUL Hyundai Motor Co is at loggerheads with its Chinese partner over efforts to cut supplier costs, as they grapple with cut-throat competition and the impact of a stand-off between Beijing and Seoul, four people familiar with the dispute said.

Sep 05 2017

Under pressure, Hyundai clashes with China partner over suppliers- sources

BEIJING/SEOUL, Sept 5 Hyundai Motor Co is at loggerheads with its Chinese partner over efforts to cut supplier costs, as they grapple with cut-throat competition and the impact of a stand-off between Beijing and Seoul, four people familiar with the dispute said.

Sep 04 2017

Honda again outsells Toyota in China

BEIJING Toyota Motor Corp’s sales in China grew 13.2 percent in August from a year earlier while smaller rival Honda's sales jumped over a fifth for the month, keeping intact a trend of Honda outselling Toyota in the world's biggest auto market.

Aug 30 2017

China likely to unveil NEV car quotas soon, but delay implementation: sources

BEIJING China is likely to delay implementing tough new sales quotas for electric plug-in vehicles, giving global automakers more time to prepare, four automaker and industry officials told Reuters.

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