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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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07 Feb 2018

China aims to meet 2020 target for steel capacity cuts this year, warns on resumption

SHANGHAI China aims to meet its target for reducing steel production capacity two years earlier than planned, the industry ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, as the world's top steel producer ramps up its years-long push to reduce excess output.

05 Feb 2018

China corn futures rise on dumping probe into U.S. sorghum imports

BEIJING China's corn futures climbed after Beijing launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe into U.S. imports of sorghum, an ingredient in livestock feed, spurring expectations that feed makers will turn to alternative sources of supply.

03 Feb 2018

Perfect storm: China's blizzard exposes flaws in rail, coal policies

BEIJING China's worst blizzard this winter exposed a flaw in Beijing's drive to create remote coal mining hubs as it tries to streamline heavy industries and clear the air in populated regions: a lack of railroads to get the fuel to market.

01 Feb 2018

China's steel city mulls extending winter cuts; Hebei denies

BEIJING China's Hebei province denied news reports on Thursday that it will extend steel production curbs imposed for the winter season, as sources told Reuters that authorities in the region's top steelmaking city Tangshan was considering such a move.

31 Jan 2018

China goes nuclear with latest state-brokered power deal

BEIJING China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC), China's No. 2 nuclear power producer, will take over the country's top nuclear power plant builder to create a company worth almost $100 billion, the latest state-orchestrated marriage in the nation's vast power sector.

30 Jan 2018

China's No. 2 coal region asks miners to cancel or shorten holidays

BEIJING China's No. 2 coal producing province has asked coal miners to shorten or cancel staff holidays during upcoming Spring Festival celebrations, as authorities rush to avoid a potential power crisis during the nation's most important break.

29 Jan 2018

China blizzards snarl railroads, coal deliveries amid power worries

BEIJING China's worst blizzards this winter have snarled the country's railroads and highways, cutting off critical supplies of thermal coal, and fuelling a rally in prices to record highs and raising concerns about potential heating and electricity shortages.

26 Jan 2018

As cold blast hits, China's utilities warn of heating, power cuts

BEIJING Four of China's top utilities have told the government some regions will face heating and electricity shortages due to tightening supplies of coal ahead of the Lunar New Year, the latest sign the nation's winter heating crisis may deepen.

25 Jan 2018

Chinese steel mills win domestic iron ore pricing in some 2018 contracts

SHANGHAI Chinese steelmakers have succeeded in a push to include domestic iron ore price indices in some 2018 annual supply contracts with global miners, four industry sources said, as the world's top buyer boosts its clout over pricing of major commodities.

22 Jan 2018

China rushes to replenish gas supplies ahead of icy blast, holiday

BEIJING China is pulling in ships from all over to avoid a natural gas supply squeeze ahead of another cold snap and as the world's most populous nation prepares for Spring Festival celebrations.

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