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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 12 2017

Spain probes ICBC's European unit over money laundering

MADRID/HONG KONG Spain has launched an investigation into the European management of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in Luxembourg as part of a widening probe into the alleged laundering of hundreds of millions of euros through the Chinese banking giant's Madrid branch.

Aug 01 2017

Special Report: The immigrant success story that led Spanish police to a Chinese banking behemoth

MADRID In Spain's Chinese community, Gao Ping was the ultimate immigrant success story. He was a young man when he arrived more than two decades ago and took a job as a cook in a Chinese restaurant.

Jul 31 2017

Special Report: How China's biggest bank became ensnared in a sprawling money laundering probe

MADRID A few minutes before 8 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2012, two Chinese living in Spain - a banker and her client - held a blunt phone conversation.

Dec 28 2016

Special Report: Blood and benefits - Duterte imposes his formula on the Philippines

By Manuel Mogato, Karen Lema, David Lague and Neil Jerome Morales

Mar 11 2016

Group that hounded Dalai Lama disbands after Reuters exposes Chinese backing

GENEVA The Buddhist group leading a global campaign of harassment against the Dalai Lama has called off its demonstrations and disbanded, according to a statement on its website.

Dec 30 2015

Special Report - China controls dissidents abroad through relatives back home

MONTREAL/MUNICH Erkin Kurban, an ethnic Uighur from China’s frontier region of Xinjiang, left his homeland for Canada back in 1999. When he returned to Xinjiang for a visit in April 2013, he had not seen his family for more than 13 years. Kurban was especially excited about seeing his 85-year-old mother.

Dec 30 2015

China controls dissidents abroad through relatives back home

MONTREAL/MUNICH Erkin Kurban, an ethnic Uighur from China’s frontier region of Xinjiang, left his homeland for Canada back in 1999. When he returned to Xinjiang for a visit in April 2013, he had not seen his family for more than 13 years. Kurban was especially excited about seeing his 85-year-old mother.

Dec 21 2015

The politics of Tibet’s poisonous religious divide

HONG KONG The doctrinal schism that the Chinese Communist Party is using to hound the Dalai Lama arose long ago in the internecine politics of his own school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Dec 21 2015

Special Report - China co-opts Buddhist sect in drive to discredit Dalai Lama

ALDERSHOT, England Thousands of Buddhists from all over Britain packed into the Aldershot football stadium southwest of London on June 29, quietly waiting under a hot sun to see the Dalai Lama.

Dec 21 2015

The politics of Tibet’s poisonous religious divide

HONG KONG The doctrinal schism that the Chinese Communist Party is using to hound the Dalai Lama arose long ago in the internecine politics of his own school of Tibetan Buddhism.

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