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James Pomfret

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

Oct 17 2017

China factories grapple with soaring prices as pollution crackdown bites

GUANGZHOU, China Chinese exporters at the country's biggest trade fair are more optimistic about global demand now than six months ago but Beijing's crackdown on pollution is ramping up costs and product prices, hurting smaller factories and foreign buyers.

Oct 11 2017

Hong Kong leader says Asian financial hub faces 'grave' challenges

HONG KONG Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned in her maiden policy speech on Wednesday that the city faced "grave" challenges and must develop a more diversified economy, unveiling a mix of housing and tax relief policies to raise competitiveness.

Oct 10 2017

Hong Kong regulator aims for 'northbound' China investor ID system in 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong's securities regulator plans to implement a real-time investor identification system around mid-2018 for "northbound" trading under the Stock Connect program with China, its chief said, a move aimed at detecting potential misconduct.

Oct 01 2017

Tens of thousands march to defend Hong Kong's rule of law against China

HONG KONG Tens of thousands marched in China-ruled Hong Kong on Sunday in an "anti authoritarian rule" march that called for the resignation of the city's top legal official over the recent jailing of young democracy activists.

Sep 04 2017

Hong Kong scraps 24-hour BBC World Service radio channel despite criticism

HONG KONG Hong Kong's public broadcaster RTHK dropped a 24-hour BBC World Service channel from its airwaves on Monday, replacing it with state radio from China in what critics say is a sign of encroaching Chinese control in the former British colony.

Aug 25 2017

French insurer AXA to cut about 250 technology jobs in Hong Kong: sources

HONG KONG French insurer AXA SA is cutting about 250 jobs from its information technology (IT) operations unit in Hong Kong, as part of a cost reduction exercise, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Aug 23 2017

Typhoon batters Hong Kong and south China, three dead in Macau

HONG KONG Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets. | Video

Aug 18 2017

Hong Kong legal chief denies political motive in jailings as criticism mounts

HONG KONG Hong Kong's legal chief denied any "political motive" in seeking jail for three young pro-democracy activists on Friday, responding to a Reuters report that he had overruled other legal officials who had initially advised against pursuing the case.

Aug 17 2017

Critics cry foul as Joshua Wong and other young Hong Kong democracy leaders get jail

HONG KONG A Hong Kong appeals court jailed three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city's democracy movement for six to eight months on Thursday, dealing a blow to the youth-led push for universal suffrage and prompting accusations of political interference.

Aug 14 2017

Hong Kong democrat arrested for 'misleading' police after abduction claims

HONG KONG Hong Kong police said on Tuesday they had arrested a prominent member of the opposition Democratic Party for "misleading police" after he claimed he had been assaulted and illegally detained by mainland Chinese agents in the city.


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