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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

18 May 2018

China's steel mills turn trash into cash as policy reshapes strategy

BEIJING Steel mills in China are spending big on equipment that shreds cars and other junk metal for use as raw material, as government demands to make smoke-stack industries cleaner continues to reshape heavy manufacturing.

18 May 2018

China retreats from U.S. sorghum probe amid global market havoc

BEIJING China dropped its anti-dumping probe into imports of U.S. sorghum on Friday, beating a hasty retreat from a dispute that wreaked chaos across the global grain market and raised concerns about rising costs and financial damage at home.

18 May 2018

China retreats from U.S. sorghum probe amid global market havoc

BEIJING China dropped its anti-dumping probe into imports of U.S. sorghum on Friday, beating a hasty retreat from a dispute that wreaked chaos across the global grain market and raised concerns about rising costs and financial damage at home.

17 May 2018

China draft plan sets tough 2020 emissions targets for steel mills

BEIJING Roughly half of China's steelmaking capacity would have to comply with tough new emissions targets by 2020, according to a draft plan issued by the government and reviewed by Reuters, the latest move by Beijing to clean up its smoke-stack industries.

16 May 2018

As spring temperatures soar, China coal traders bet on shortages

BEIJING China's thermal coal futures rose to a six-week high on Wednesday as traders bet on a supply crunch as lower hydro power output and forecasts of a summer heat wave spurred expectations of rising demand for the nation's most-consumed fuel source.

14 May 2018

China's night-owl retail investors leverage up to dominate oil futures trade

BEIJING As 9 pm approaches every weekday night in China, a small army of individual investors from around the country log onto trading apps on their mobile phones and laptops.

11 May 2018

China's environment watchdog targets waste as pollution battle escalates

BEIJING China plans to carry out nationwide inspections targeting the illegal transfer and dumping of waste that damages water resources and soil, the environmental watchdog said on Friday as Beijing launches a new front in its years-long war on pollution.

27 Apr 2018

China's Xuzhou shuts steel mills in pollution crackdown -sources

BEIJING At least three steel mills in the Chinese city of Xuzhou, in the nation's No. 2 steelmaking province, have suspended operations amid local authority orders to shut plants until they meet tough anti-pollution rules, three industry sources said.

26 Apr 2018

U.S. sorghum ship heads to Gran Canaria with grain trade all at sea

BEIJING A vessel carrying 70,223 tonnes of sorghum from the United States to Asia switched its destination on Thursday, data showed, becoming the latest diverted cargo in a trade flow roiled by China's move to impose hefty deposits on U.S. shipments of the grain.

26 Apr 2018

China's top refiners plan second-quarter maintenance, cast doubts on global oil optimism

BEIJING Some of China's top refineries will shut in May and June for maintenance, cutting nationwide throughput by some 10 percent and dampening oil demand in the world's largest crude importer after record run levels in March, according to a Reuters survey.

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