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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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Jan 19 2018

Chinese cities' moves to ease residency curbs fuel property demand

CHENGDU/BEIJING China's provincial capitals have discovered a way to keep apartment sales booming by making it much easier for graduates to get coveted household registration permits.

Jan 18 2018

China home prices edge up in December, annual growth rate slumps

BEIJING China's housing market picked up slightly in December as mild declines in bigger metropolises stabilised and smaller cities gained some momentum, but price growth more than halved in 2017 as government curbs on speculation took effect.

Jan 17 2018

Another Chinese city admits 'fake' economic data

BEIJING A northern industrial city in China said its 2017 fiscal revenue was significantly less than it had earlier estimated partly due to "fake" additions, making a revision just days after reports of similar incidents fueled scepticism over official data.

Jan 12 2018

China's imports from North Korea plummet in December, lowest for four years

BEIJING China's imports from North Korea plunged in December to their lowest level in dollar terms since at least the start of 2014, with trade curbed by U.N. sanctions aimed at persuading Pyongyang to abandon its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

Dec 17 2017

Smaller cities drive China's new home prices in November, defying curbs

BEIJING Growth in China's new home prices sustained its momentum in November, with increases seen in provincial centers and smaller cities in a sign policymakers may need to step up curbs to rein in speculation in the property market.

Dec 15 2017

China November property investment growth slows, sales pick up

BEIJING Growth in China's property investment cooled in November as an official crackdown on riskier lending and stiffer regulation of the real estate market took effect.

Dec 13 2017

China November property investment growth slows, sales pick up

BEIJING Growth in China's property investment cooled in November as an official crackdown on riskier lending and stiffer regulation of the real estate market took effect.

Dec 13 2017

China's property price rally to stall in 2018 as small city boom wanes: Reuters poll

BEIJING China's home price growth is likely to stall in 2018 as a surprise boom in smaller cities is expected to lose steam while measures to tighten credit and other property curbs continue to constrain the market, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

Dec 08 2017

E-sports to chocolates: Chinese cities rush into risky specialization

ZHONGXIAN/YIXING, China The first plan was for an "eco-city" that would help pull Zhongxian, a remote city on the hilly banks of the Yangtze River in southwest China, out of poverty. | Video

Dec 04 2017

Special Report: Hidden peril awaits China's banks as property binge fuels mortgage fraud frenzy

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG/BEIJING When Zhu Chenxia bought a flat early last year from Lei Yarong in the up-market Nanshan district of China's southern metropolis of Shenzhen, the two women drew up three purchase agreements to cover the deal.

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