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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

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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.

May 18 2017

A year in office, Taiwan's Tsai seeks Beijing's goodwill to help curb anti-China sentiment

TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is signaling she needs more give and take from China to rein in hardliners on an island China considers its own, officials say, but Beijing is unlikely to budge months before its five-yearly Communist Party Congress.

May 16 2017

On a mission: Taiwan central bank chief's bid to escape U.S. currency glare

TAIPEI As he counts down his final months at the helm of Taiwan's central bank, Governor Perng Fai-nan has made it his mission to get Taiwan off the U.S. government's list of possible currency manipulators by turning on its head a decades-old policy of keeping the currency weak.

May 09 2017

Uninvited Taiwan says going to U.N. health meeting, warns China on ties

TAIPEI Taiwan will send a delegation to a U.N. health meeting even though it does not have an invitation, the government said on Tuesday, warning China that attempts to exclude it could irreversibly damage ties. | Video

Apr 28 2017

Foxconn plans 'capital-intensive' U.S. investment-Chairman Gou

WASHINGTON/TAIPEI Foxconn , the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple Inc supplier, is planning a "capital-intensive" investment in the United States, Chairman Terry Gou said as he exited the White House on Friday.

Apr 27 2017

Exclusive: Taiwan president says phone call with Trump can take place again

TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said a direct phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump could take place again and she urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large nation.

Apr 13 2017

Uber resumes ride-hailing service in Taiwan after talks with authorities

TAIPEI Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said is will resume its ride-hailing service in Taiwan on Thursday after talks with the island's authorities, ending a two-month suspension that came after fines from the government.

Apr 13 2017

TSMC's Q1 profits hurt by strong Taiwan dollar; cautions trend to stay

TAIPEI Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker and a major supplier to Apple Inc, said its quarterly profits were hit by a strong local currency and cautioned it expected this trend to continue.

Mar 30 2017

Exclusive: Taiwan wins over $200 million in legal claims against African states

DAKAR/TAIPEI A state-run Taiwanese bank has successfully sued two African countries for $212 million in unpaid loans and brought a claim against a third, court documents showed, in a possible warning to allies who switched sides in Taiwan's spat with China.

Mar 29 2017

Tell us the charges or free Taiwan activist, Taipei tells Beijing

TAIPEI/BEIJING China must specify the charges against a detained Taiwan human rights activist or release him, his wife, ruling party lawmakers and rights groups in Taiwan said on Wednesday, the latest dispute between China and an island it considers its own.

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