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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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China's Geely in deal to let Malaysia's Proton tap new-energy, other vehicle tech in global push

BEIJING Chinese automaker Geely has agreed to extend its existing partnership with Proton Holdings Berhad to upgrade the Malaysia carmaker's line-up of cars and power Proton go beyond Malaysia, part of an ongoing effort to help Proton establish a presence in China and other international markets.

Aug 17 2018

Toyota to increase production capacity in China by 20 percent: source

BEIJING Japan's Toyota Motor Corp will build additional capacity at its auto plant in China's Guangzhou, a company source said, in addition to beefing up production at a factory in Tianjin city by 120,000 vehicles a year.

Aug 15 2018

Exclusive: In Chinese port city, Japan's Toyota lays foundation to ramp up sales

BEIJING Toyota Motor Corp is likely to make 120,000 more cars a year in the Chinese port city of Tianjin as part of a medium-term strategy that's gathering pace as China-Japan ties improve, said four company insiders with knowledge of the matter.

Aug 08 2018

Ford to launch new basic SUV as part of China revival effort

BEIJING Ford Motor said on Wednesday it will launch in China early next year a new “entry-level” sport utility vehicle developed jointly with a local partner, as the U.S. automaker attempts to revive its slumping business in the world’s biggest auto market.

Jul 30 2018

Exclusive: BMW to raise prices of two U.S.-made SUV models in China

BEIJING German carmaker BMW said it will raise the prices of two U.S.-made crossover sport-utility vehicles in China to cope with the additional cost of tariffs on U.S. car imports into the world's biggest auto market. | Video

Jul 23 2018

Magna-BAIC deal raises prospects for an 'automotive Foxconn' in China

BEIJING In China, where the future of the car is looking more and more electric, newcomers to the auto industry are looking for partners to help them build their vehicles.

Jul 11 2018

China's vehicle sales rise 4.8 percent in June, sustaining upswing

BEIJING Auto sales in China rose 4.8 percent in June from a year earlier to 2.27 million vehicles, an industry association said on Wednesday, as demand remained on the upswing in the face of concerns such as the impact of a Sino-U.S. trade spat.

Jul 10 2018

Tesla moves first to hike prices in China as trade war hits car makers

BEIJING/SHANGHAI U.S. carmaker Tesla Inc has hiked prices on its Model X and S cars by about 20 percent in China, the first automaker to do so in the world's top automotive market in response to mounting trade tensions between the countries. | Video

Jul 10 2018

China's Didi signs up Continental for purpose-built electric cars

BEIJING China's Didi Chuxing signed an agreement with German automotive supplier Continental AG on Tuesday to cooperate in developing internet-connected, electric cars tailor-made for Didi's ride hailing services.

Jul 06 2018

Ford slides deeper into China rut after worst ever first half vehicle sales

BEIJING Ford Motor’s China slump intensified, with vehicle sales tumbling 38 percent in June and the automaker recording its worst-ever first half, as buyers shunned its aging models that are awaiting overhauls and flocked to rivals. | Video

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