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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

Sep 11 2017

China court releases video of Taiwanese activist confessing to subversion

BEIJING A Taiwanese activist on trial in China confessed on Monday to attempting to subvert the Beijing government, according to videos of his hearing released by Chinese authorities, although his wife refused to recognize the court's authority.

Sep 09 2017

As U.S. ban on travel to North Korea kicks in, tourists say their farewells

(This Aug 31 story corrects location of Burkhead's home in third paragraph.) | Video

Sep 08 2017

'Lips and teeth' no more as China's ties with North Korea fray

BEIJING When Kim Jong Un inherited power in North Korea in late 2011, then-Chinese president Hu Jintao was outwardly supportive of the untested young leader, predicting that "traditional friendly cooperation" between the countries would strengthen.

Sep 07 2017

Trump: 'Sad day' for North Korea if U.S. takes military action

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would prefer not to use military action against North Korea to counter its nuclear and missile threat but that if he did it would be a "very sad day" for the leadership in Pyongyang. | Video

Sep 01 2017

China makes disrespect of national anthem a crime

BEIJING/HONG KONG Anyone who mocks China's national anthem faces up to 15 days in police detention after parliament criminalized such acts in a new law on Friday that covers Hong Kong and Macau.

Aug 31 2017

As U.S. ban on travel to North Korea kicks in, tourists say their farewells

BEIJING American tourist Nicholas Burkhead said he'd be happy to return to his latest holiday destination, with its beautiful scenery, great food and friendly people. | Video

Aug 25 2017

China's confident 'silver fox' steps into diplomatic limelight

BEIJING He has been likened to a "silver fox" in China's state media. Online, his looks and staunch defense of Chinese interests has won him a loyal following. Foreign diplomats say he can be suave and charming, as well as tough.

Aug 24 2017

Chinese rights lawyer admits subversion in what wife calls show trial

(This version of the Aug. 22 story corrects Jiang's age to 46 from 64 in paragraph 2)

Aug 22 2017

UK academic publisher reposts blocked China articles after outcry

BEIJING/LONDON A leading British academic publisher that bowed to pressure from Beijing to block online access to hundreds of scholarly articles in China reversed its position and reposted the material on Monday, following an outcry over academic freedom.

Aug 11 2017

Toll low from China quake but villagers fear high cost to tourism

JIUZHAIGOU, China Businesses near the epicenter of an earthquake that struck an ethnically Tibetan mountainous region in southwest China fear the disaster will cripple tourism, their main source of income.


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