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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BEIJING China plans to delay a deadline for implementing new food import regulations by two years until October 2019, a senior EU official said on Tuesday, following a lobbying effort by Europe and the United States amid concerns about disruption to trade.
BEIJING Corn farmers in China are likely to hold off on selling their latest crops, betting higher prices down the line in the world's No.2 producer of the grain will help them reap bigger profits.
BEIJING/MUMBAI Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group is trimming the size of the stake it will buy in India's Gland Pharma to 74 percent for $1.1 billion, in a bid to salvage the stalled deal that would be the biggest takeover by a Chinese firm in India.
BEIJING China's bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its gasoline supply within three years will revolutionise its fledging biofuels industry, industry players said, likely spurring billions of dollars in investment in ethanol factories.
BEIJING Shanghai has halted the import of cheeses such as Roquefort, Brie and Camembert in a move set to damage European exporters, diplomatic and industry sources said on Friday.
BEIJING After decades of growth on the back of the coal mines that dot its vast grasslands, the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia is turning to sales of an altogether different kind of commodity to energise its economy - sugar.
BEIJING/SINGAPORE Two major Chinese soybean buyers have resold more than 500,000 tonnes of product in recent weeks, sources familiar with the deals said, amid growing concerns about losses among crushers and congestion at a major port in the world's top oilseed buyer.
BEIJING, July 18 Chinese fertiliser-maker Kingenta will build around 1,000 service centres in China to boost sales of compound fertilisers and other agricultural products, it said on Tuesday.
BEIJING Global seeds giants have called for transparent, science-based approvals processes for new crop types after China approved two more genetically modified (GMO) crops for import, but left four others on the waiting list.
SHANGHAI/BEIJING Bilateral talks aimed at reducing the U.S. trade deficit with China have yielded some initial deals, but U.S. firms say much more needs to be done as a deadline for a 100-day action plan expires on Sunday.