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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 28 2017

China says framework for state-owned enterprise reform 'basically complete'

BEIJING The framework for China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is "basically complete" following five years of aggressive restructuring, the top administrator for central government-owned manufacturing companies said on Thursday.

Sep 15 2017

China August yuan loans surprisingly strong, but growth may have peaked

BEIJING Chinese banks extended more credit than expected in August, buoyed by demand from home buyers and companies, but there are signs that credit growth may have reached a peak as tighter monetary conditions filter into the broader economy.

Aug 15 2017

China's July new loans fall to 8-month low as curbs bite

BEIJING China's new loans in July fell to their lowest in 8 months due to property curbs that have cooled mortgage lending and seasonal effects, reinforcing views economic activity will slow in the second half.

Jul 13 2017

China trade with sanctions-struck North Korea up 10.5 percent in first half

BEIJING China's trade with isolated North Korea rose more than 10 percent in the January-June period from a year earlier, a Chinese official said on Thursday, amid pressure from the United States for Beijing to pressurize its troublesome neighbor. | Video

Jul 11 2017

China vehicle sales rebound in June amid price cuts

BEIJING China's vehicle sales rebounded in June, the country's top industry association said, shaking off weakness seen in the previous two months as carmakers grappled with a rollback in tax incentives that drove strong growth last year.

Mar 08 2017

UPDATE 1-China posts rare trade deficit as Feb imports surge 44.7 pct in yuan terms

BEIJING, March 8 - China unexpectedly posted a rare trade deficit in February as imports surged far more than expected to feed a months-long construction boom, driven by commodities from iron ore and copper to crude oil and coal.

Jan 12 2017

China vehicle sales to grow 5 percent in 2017 as tax cut reduced

BEIJINGChina's vehicle sales jumped 13.7 percent in 2016, the fastest pace in three years, thanks to a tax cut on small-engine cars but growth is expected to slow this year as the incentive is reduced.

Jan 07 2017

China December forex reserves fall for sixth month, near $3 trillion level

BEIJING China's foreign exchange reserves fell to near six-year lows in December, but held just above the critical $3 trillion level (2.44 trillion pounds), as authorities stepped in to support the weakening yuan ahead of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Jan 02 2017

China's capital enjoys brief respite, but smog returning on Tuesday

BEIJING Heavy smog that blanketed parts of China at the weekend cleared somewhat on Monday, with flights in Beijing back to normal, but it was likely only to be a brief respite with more choking smog expected to return to the wintry north within 24 hours.

Nov 14 2016

China coal output extends decline despite government call to reopen mines

BEIJING China's October coal output fell 12 percent compared with a year earlier, data showed on Monday, even after the government gave operators the go-ahead to ramp up output and reopen mines in a bid to top up power producers' inventories ahead of winter.


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