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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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RPT-INSIGHT-Inside China's strategy in the soybean trade war

BEIJING/CHICAGO, Sept 19 The executive from one of China's biggest soybean crushers sat on a panel at a Kansas City agricultural exports conference, listening to an expert beside him explain why China would remain dependent on U.S. soybeans to feed its massive hog herds.

11:24am BST

China's subway splurge could help its steel sector get back on track

BEIJING A push to expand subway networks in some of China's biggest cities along with a drive to boost broader infrastructure investment in the world's No.2 economy are helping brighten the outlook for the nation's mammoth steel sector.

6:40am BST

Inside China's strategy in the soybean trade war

BEIJING/CHICAGO The executive from one of China's biggest soybean crushers sat on a panel at a Kansas City agricultural exports conference, listening to an expert beside him explain why China would remain dependent on U.S. soybeans to feed its massive hog herds.

6:34am BST

Factbox: China's low-soy pig diet and the impact on soybean use

BEIJING China's agriculture industry and government are aiming to put the nation's vast pig herd on a low-soymeal diet to reduce the country's reliance on U.S. soybean imports, a move that would send shudders across the U.S. farmbelt and beyond. [L3N1VJ3WE]

14 Sep 2018

Ahead of winter, Chinese steel mills rush to meet stricter smog rules

BEIJING Steel mills in Tangshan, China's top steelmaking city, are rushing to install equipment to meet new 'ultra-low' emissions targets by an Oct. 31 deadline, as the measures to battle pollution threaten more upheaval in the debt-laden sector.

13 Sep 2018

In war on smog, China considers how to take polluting diesel trucks off the road

BEIJING China is drawing up a plan to replace a million heavy duty diesel trucks, almost 20 percent of the national fleet, with ones that burn cleaner fuel, as Beijing ramps up its war on pollution, potentially dealing a heavy blow to oil refiners.

13 Sep 2018

In war on smog, China considers how to take polluting diesel trucks off the road

BEIJING China is drawing up a plan to replace a million heavy duty diesel trucks, almost 20 percent of the national fleet, with ones that burn cleaner fuel, as Beijing ramps up its war on pollution, potentially dealing a heavy blow to oil refiners.

11 Sep 2018

Exclusive: In bold bet, China may let provinces set own winter output curbs for heavy industry

BEIJING China is considering allowing its northern provinces to decide individual output cuts by heavy industry to rein in emissions during the winter, ditching an earlier plan for blanket cuts in a bold bet to clean the country's notoriously toxic air.

11 Sep 2018

Exclusive: China may let provinces set own winter output curbs for heavy industry - source

BEIJING China is considering allowing its northern provinces to decide individual output cuts by heavy industry to rein in emissions during the winter, ditching an earlier plan for blanket cuts, a source said.

06 Sep 2018

ExxonMobil latest foreign major to invest in petchem plant, LNG terminal in China

BEIJING ExxonMobil Corp said on Thursday it has signed a preliminary deal to build a petrochemical complex and invest in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in China, the latest major foreign investment in the world's top chemicals market.

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