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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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13 Dec 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.

08 Dec 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

04 Dec 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.

28 Nov 2017

Backlash as Beijing fire safety blitz forces exodus of city's underclass

BEIJING In Xinjiancun, a ramshackle village of migrant workers on the far southern fringe of Beijing, demolition machinery tears into buildings as residents drag out the last of their belongings under the gaze of police and security staff. | Video

03 Nov 2017

China tightens controls on down payment financing for home buyers - Xinhua

BEIJING Chinese authorities have intensified efforts to curb illegal financing for mortgage down payments and asked banks to step up checks on home buyers' income authenticity, the official Xinhua news agency said, amid a drive to rein in financial risks.

02 Nov 2017

China to cut consumer product tariffs, lift financing to boost imports-vice minister

BEIJING China will lower tariffs and step up bank financing to support more imports as the country's massive trade surplus has a negative impact on its citizens, commerce ministry officials said on Thursday.

23 Oct 2017

China's home price growth steadies in September as speculative curbs weigh

BEIJING China's new home prices registered a second straight month of weak growth in September, with prices in the biggest markets slipping and gains in smaller cities slowing as government measures to cool a long property boom took hold.

04 Oct 2017

China September data to show steady growth ahead of key Communist Party congress

BEIJING Chinese data in coming weeks is expected to deliver exactly what its leaders want to hear ahead of a highly sensitive Communist Party Congress - the country's economic growth remains robust and resilient even as they work to get debt risks under control.

22 Sep 2017

S&P says downgraded China as credit growth still too fast

BEIJING China's attempts to reduce risks from its rapid buildup in debt are not working as quickly as expected and credit growth is still too fast, S&P Global Ratings said on Friday, a day after it downgraded the country's sovereign credit rating.

18 Sep 2017

China home price growth cools further in August as curbs bear down

BEIJING/HONG KONG China's new home prices rose in August at the slowest pace in seven months and fell or leveled off in more cities as government cooling measures dampened speculation, though there were no signs of a sharper correction that could damage the economy.

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