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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

Jul 21 2017

China aims to become world leader in AI, challenges U.S. dominance

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China has outlined plans to become a world-leader in artificial intelligence by 2025, laying down a challenge to U.S. dominance in the sector amid heightened international tensions over military applications of the technology.

Jul 20 2017

Ford's 'golden noses' seek edge in slowing China car market

NANJING, China While Western drivers like the 'new car' smell fresh off the production line, Chinese would rather their cars didn't smell of anything - a cultural divide that's testing car makers seeking an edge to revive sales in the world's biggest auto market. | Video

Jul 19 2017

After China's curbs on Wanda, investors fret about fate of rivals

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China's curbs on overseas deals by property giant Dalian Wanda Group have raised investor fears that Beijing's campaign against risky investments abroad could target other Chinese firms and the operations of their foreign acquisitions.

Jul 19 2017

China adds blockbuster drugs to insurance list after price cuts

SHANGHAI China will add three dozen new drugs to a list of medicines covered by basic insurance schemes after global pharmaceutical firms agreed to slash prices of blockbuster treatments for cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Jul 18 2017

Sunac shares tumble as much as 13.5 pct on credit risk concerns

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, July 18 Shares of Chinese property developer Sunac China Holdings Ltd tumbled as much as 13.5 percent on Tuesday after a local media report said banks were looking at the company's credit risks after a major deal with rival Dalian Wanda Group.

Jul 16 2017

China central bank told by Xi to play bigger role in managing financial risk

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's central bank will take on a bigger role in macro-prudential management and in averting systemic risk in the financial system, President Xi Jinping said at a once-in-five-years government work conference that ended on Saturday.

Jul 15 2017

Xi confidant and rising Chinese political star promoted

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China on Saturday named rising political star Chen Miner as Communist Party boss in southwestern Chongqing, cementing his reputation as a favorite of President Xi Jinping ahead of a leadership reshuffle at a key party congress in the autumn.

Jul 14 2017

Global automakers call on China to ease "impossible" electric car rules

HAMBURG/SHANGHAIGlobal automakers have urged China to delay and soften planned quotas for sales of electric and hybrid cars, saying its proposals will be impossible to meet and would severely disrupt their businesses, according to a letter seen by Reuters. | Video

Jul 05 2017

Thin crust: Pizza Hut weighs on Yum China growth

SHANGHAI/BENGALURU Yum China Holdings Inc, the operator of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in the world's second-largest economy, posted quarterly sales slightly below estimates, dragged down by sluggish growth at Pizza Hut amid a turnaround drive.

Jul 04 2017

China's bloggers, filmmakers feel chill of internet crackdown

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's latest maneuvre in a sweeping crackdown on internet content has sent a chill through a diverse community of filmmakers, bloggers, media and educators who fear their sites could be shut down as Beijing tightens control. | Video

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