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Josephine Mason

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

Jul 16 2018

China sets record daily steel output for third month in a row

BEIJING China's steel mills churned out record amounts of the construction material in June as producers rushed to cash in on hefty margins, even as a trade spat between Beijing and Washington intensified.

Jul 06 2018

Go ship, Go! China roots for last U.S. soybean cargo to land before tariffs kick in

BEIJING It is not often that the niche world of commodities trading enters the public conversation, but on Friday China's social media was rooting for a ship carrying soybeans from the United States to beat the deadline before Chinese tariffs kicked in.

Jul 06 2018

The fallout in commodities from the U.S.-China Trade war: what's at stake

BEIJING Washington imposed tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports on Friday and Beijing has said it will retaliate with punitive measures on U.S. products worth a similar amount, including soybeans, pork and cotton.

Jun 28 2018

China splurges on gas as prolonged heat wave boosts clean power demand

BEIJING China has ramped up purchases of liquefied natural gas (LNG), pulling in rare cargoes from Cameroon, Egypt and Europe, trade data shows, as the world's most populous nation shores up supplies to avoid power shortages during a prolonged heat wave.

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.

May 18 2018

China's steel mills turn trash into cash as policy reshapes strategy

BEIJING Steel mills in China are spending big on equipment that shreds cars and other junk metal for use as raw material, as government demands to make smoke-stack industries cleaner continues to reshape heavy manufacturing.

May 18 2018

China retreats from U.S. sorghum probe amid global market havoc

BEIJING China dropped its anti-dumping probe into imports of U.S. sorghum on Friday, beating a hasty retreat from a dispute that wreaked chaos across the global grain market and raised concerns about rising costs and financial damage at home.

May 18 2018

China retreats from U.S. sorghum probe amid global market havoc

BEIJING China dropped its anti-dumping probe into imports of U.S. sorghum on Friday, beating a hasty retreat from a dispute that wreaked chaos across the global grain market and raised concerns about rising costs and financial damage at home.

May 17 2018

China draft plan sets tough 2020 emissions targets for steel mills

BEIJING Roughly half of China's steelmaking capacity would have to comply with tough new emissions targets by 2020, according to a draft plan issued by the government and reviewed by Reuters, the latest move by Beijing to clean up its smoke-stack industries.

May 16 2018

As spring temperatures soar, China coal traders bet on shortages

BEIJING China's thermal coal futures rose to a six-week high on Wednesday as traders bet on a supply crunch as lower hydro power output and forecasts of a summer heat wave spurred expectations of rising demand for the nation's most-consumed fuel source.

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