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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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Jul 24 2018

China-owned Syngenta plots growth in challenging home market

BEIJING A year on from Syngenta's $43 billion purchase by ChemChina, the seed and chemical giant is leveraging its new status as a Chinese company to grow its tiny share of the highly fragmented China market.

Jul 24 2018

China-owned Syngenta plots growth in challenging home market

BEIJING A year on from Syngenta's $43 billion (32.73 billion pounds) purchase by ChemChina, the seed and chemical giant is leveraging its new status as a Chinese company to grow its tiny share of the highly fragmented China market.

Jul 24 2018

China-owned Syngenta plots growth in challenging home market

BEIJING, July 24 A year on from Syngenta's $43 billion purchase by ChemChina, the seed and chemical giant is leveraging its new status as a Chinese company to grow its tiny share of the highly fragmented China market.

Jul 22 2018

Fresh scandal erupts over vaccine safety in China

BEIJING A scandal over faulty vaccines in China has sparked anger on social media, underscoring the difficulties regulators face in rebuilding trust after years of food and drug safety scares.

Jul 16 2018

China to hit more sugar imports with extra tariffs from August 1

BEIJING China will levy extra tariffs on out-of-quota sugar imports from all origins starting from Aug. 1, the Commerce Ministry said on Monday, just over a year after introducing hefty penalties on top growers including Brazil and Thailand.

Jul 09 2018

China's chickens need to lay a billion eggs a day. Here's how they're going to do it

HANDAN, China Behind a row of sealed red incubator doors in a new facility in northern China, about 400,000 chicks are hatched every day, part of the rapidly modernizing supply chain in China's $37 billion egg industry, the world's biggest. | Video

Jun 28 2018

China GMO crop panel meeting raises approval hopes: sources

BEIJING An influential Chinese scientific advisory board on genetically modified crops met last week for the first time in a year, two sources said, in a sign that Beijing may be preparing to approve new biotech crops for import.

Jun 27 2018

China to lift ban on imports of UK beef: Hammond

LONDON/BEIJING China has agreed to lift a ban on imports of British beef that was imposed over a BSE crisis in the 1990s, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.

Jun 26 2018

China drops tariffs on animal feed from Asian countries as U.S. dispute escalates

BEIJING China will remove import tariffs on animal feed ingredients including soybeans, soymeal and rapeseed from five Asian countries, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday, a sign Beijing is seeking alternative supplies of the commodities as a trade dispute escalates with the United States.

Jun 23 2018

China May sorghum imports jump, despite anti-dumping probe: customs

BEIJING China's imports of sorghum in May rose 59 percent year on year to 470,000 tonnes, customs data showed on Saturday, despite an anti-dumping move by Beijing a month earlier that had roiled the grains trade.

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