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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

May 18 2018

Cutting $200 billion from U.S.-China trade deficit is a tall order

BEIJING For China to slash its record trade surplus with the United States by up to $200 billion (148 billion pounds) annually, it would have to buy the equivalent of more than 600 Boeing airliners every year.

May 18 2018

Cutting $200 billion from U.S.-China trade deficit is a tall order

BEIJING For China to slash its record trade surplus with the United States by up to $200 billion annually, it would have to buy the equivalent of more than 600 Boeing airliners every year.

May 18 2018

China local govt firm fails to repay $629 mln loans in rare default - sources

BEIJING A firm controlled by a city government in China's Inner Mongolia region has failed to make interest and principal payments on nearly 4 billion yuan ($629 million) in off-balance sheet loans, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

May 15 2018

Soft China April investment, retail sales suggest economy losing steam

BEIJING China reported weaker-than-expected investment and retail sales in April and a drop in home sales, clouding its economic outlook even as policymakers try to navigate debt risks and defuse a heated trade row with the United States.

May 15 2018

China property investment growth slows, sales dip on increased curbs

BEIJING China's property investment growth slowed in April while sales marked their biggest fall in six months as higher borrowing costs and increased curbs on buyers weighed on demand, backing views that a key driver of the economy is losing some momentum.

May 09 2018

China April producer inflation picks up for first time in seven months

BEIJING China's producer inflation picked up for the first time in seven months in April, bolstered by surging commodities prices and suggesting its industrial demand remains resilient even as trade tensions ratchet up with the United States.

Apr 19 2018

More China bank reserve cuts on the cards as PBOC seeks to prevent slowdown

BEIJING The unexpected decision by China's central bank to cut the amount of cash that lenders must keep in reserves is unlikely to be its last such move given the growing concerns about a possible trade war with the United States, economists said.

Apr 11 2018

China pledges to allow more foreign investment in financial sector by year-end

BOAO, China China laid out a clearer timetable on Wednesday for opening its financial sector to more foreign investment by the end of 2018, as Beijing looks to fend off growing criticism from the United States and other trading partners that it unfairly limits competition. | Video

Apr 11 2018

China's Xi renews vow to open economy, cut tariffs as U.S. trade row deepens

BOAO/BEIJING, China Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Tuesday to open the country's economy further and lower import tariffs on products like cars, in a speech seen as an attempt to defuse an escalating trade dispute with the United States. | Video

Apr 09 2018

China blames U.S for trade frictions, but Trump voices optimism

BOAO, China/WASHINGTON China stepped up its attacks on the Trump administration on Monday over billions of dollars worth of threatened tariffs, but U.S. President Donald Trump again voiced optimism the two sides would hammer out a trade deal.

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