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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 14 2017

Cathay Securities Investment sees more rallies for Taiwan stocks fueled by new iPhone

TAIPEI The dip in Taiwan's stock market following the launch of the iPhone X may be a mere pause before more rallies to come as suppliers of Apple Inc. reap the benefits of Apple's newest smartphones, said an executive of Taiwan's biggest fund house.

Sep 13 2017

Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Talim, mainland China braces for twin storms

TAIPEI/BEIJING Taiwan issued a warning to ships and airlines canceled some flights on Wednesday as the island braced for Typhoon Talim, which was expected to hit cities including the capital Taipei, before hurtling toward China potentially as a super typhoon.

Sep 10 2017

Wife of detained Taiwan activist to attend his trial in China

TAIPEI The wife and mother of detained Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-che were due to arrive in China on Sunday to attend his subversion trial on Monday, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said in a statement, calling for Lee's safe return home.

Sep 10 2017

Wife of detained Taiwan activist to attend his trial in China

TAIPEI The wife and mother of detained Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-che were due to arrive in China on Sunday to attend his subversion trial on Monday, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said in a statement, calling for Lee's safe return home.

Sep 05 2017

Taiwan appoints new premier to drive reform efforts

TAIPEI Taiwan has appointed as premier William Lai, the mayor of its southern city of Tainan, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, as she moved to shore up declining public support.

Sep 04 2017

Taiwan premier resigns to help shore up president's falling popularity

TAIPEI Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has accepted the resignation of Premier Lin Chuan, the ruling party said on Monday, a departure that had been widely expected because of the president's falling public support.

Aug 30 2017

Stung by reputation, Taiwan looks to turn corner on money laundering

TAIPEI After Taiwan's state-run Mega Financial Holding Co was fined $180 million by U.S. authorities for lax enforcement of anti-money-laundering rules at its New York branch, the bank started a rigorous training program for its staff.

Aug 20 2017

Taiwan premier pledges to minimise chances of another power blackout

TAIPEI Taiwan's premier said on Monday the government will minimise the probability of another power blackout but cannot guarantee that there will be no recurrence.

Jul 26 2017

Taiwan taken off Asia-Pacific money-laundering watchlist

TAIPEI Taiwan has been dropped from a watchlist of Asia-Pacific jurisdictions deemed to have inadequate anti-money laundering controls, a senior official said on Wednesday, adding that the move reflects the island's determination to tighten its laws.

Jun 20 2017

Taiwan May export orders beat forecast as China, U.S. demand jump

TAIPEI Taiwan's May export orders blew past expectations as the island's factories rushed to meet demand for components, such as for Apple Inc's upcoming iPhone 8, in a promising sign for global technology manufacturers.

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