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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

Jun 22 2017

Foxconn plans U.S. display making plant for over $10 billion, scouting for location

TAIPEI Foxconn , the world's largest contract electronics maker and a major Apple Inc supplier, plans to invest more than $10 billion in a display-making factory in the United States and will decide on the location of the plant next month. | Video

Jun 12 2017

Exclusive - Foxconn says Apple, Dell join its bid for Toshiba chip business

TAIPEI Apple Inc and computing giant Dell Inc will join a Foxconn-led consortium bidding for Toshiba Corp's highly prized chip unit, the CEO of the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer told Reuters on Monday.

Jun 08 2017

TSMC will consider Taiwan sites ahead of offshore ones for new foundry

TAIPEI Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday it will consider sites in Taiwan before offshore options when it decides the location of a multi-billion dollar foundry early next year.

Jun 04 2017

Thousands join Hong Kong vigil for Tiananmen Square anniversary

TAIPEI/HONG KONG Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong on Sunday for a candlelight vigil to mark the 28th anniversary of China's crackdown on pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing's Tianamen Square, while Taiwan urged China to make a transition to full democracy.

Jun 01 2017

Chipmakers at Taiwan's biggest tech fair look beyond crowded smartphone market

TAIPEI Chipmakers switched focus at Taiwan's top tech fair this week with bets on new areas such as driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, shifting away from smartphones where intense competition has pushed down components prices.

May 31 2017

Taiwan lodges complaint with carrier Emirates over flag pin email

SHANGHAI/TAIPEI Taiwan's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it had protested to Dubai-based airline Emirates over reports that the carrier asked Taiwanese cabin crew to stop wearing the flag of the self-ruled island on their uniforms, under pressure from Beijing.

May 26 2017

China says Taiwan activist confesses to harming state security, Taiwan says charges vague

BEIJING/TAIPEI China said on Friday that a Taiwan rights activist has been arrested on suspicion of subversion and has confessed to harming state security, as Taiwan said the charges were vague and unconvincing.

May 26 2017

Taiwan raises 2017 economic outlook to three-year high, but warns of risks ahead

TAIPEI Trade-reliant Taiwan raised its 2017 economic growth outlook to a three-year high on Friday as exports improve, driven by strong global demand for smartphones and other hi-tech electronic gadgets.

May 24 2017

Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, first in Asia

TAIPEI Taiwan's constitutional court declared on Wednesday that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, sparking celebration by activists who have been campaigning for the right for years. | Video

May 23 2017

Taiwan activists hope same-sex marriage ruling will be trailblazer in Asia

TAIPEI Taiwan same-sex couple Daphne Chiang and Kenny Jhuang are getting married at the end of the year - even if the government won't legalize their union.

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