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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.

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China's precedent-breaking Xi Jinping gets set to bolster his power

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to amass even greater power at a Communist Party Congress this week, promoting close allies, having his guiding thought enshrined in the party constitution and possibly assuming a title to put him on par with Mao Zedong. | Video

Oct 13 2017

Xi propaganda kicks into overdrive ahead of China Communist Party congress

BEIJING Inside the packed exhibition hall in central Beijing is a showcase of China's recent achievements: the country's first operational aircraft carrier; a gleaming fleet of high-speed trains; happy villagers lifted from poverty. | Video

Oct 11 2017

China's Xi looks set to keep right-hand man on despite age

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to retain his right-hand man, the graft-buster Wang Qishan, in a senior position at a key Communist Party Congress this month even though he has reached retirement age, according to a majority of people with ties to the leadership interviewed by Reuters.

Oct 09 2017

China denies links to alleged cyber attacks in United States targeting exiled tycoon Guo

BEIJING China has denied responsibility for alleged cyber attacks in the United States appearing to target exiled tycoon Guo Wengui, who has levelled corruption allegations against senior Communist Party officials and applied for political asylum.

Oct 02 2017

As sanctions bite, North Korean workers leave Chinese border hub

DANDONG, China North Korean workers have begun to leave the Chinese border city of Dandong, following the latest round of sanctions seeking to restrict Pyongyang's ability to earn foreign currency income, local businesses and traders say.

Sep 29 2017

Chinese border trading hub struggles with housing glut as North Korea ties fray

DANDONG, China International sanctions on North Korea have helped sustain a housing glut in China's border city of Dandong, through which most trade with the North flows, in contrast to falling inventories in much of the rest of China, sales data showed.

Sep 29 2017

Chinese border trading hub struggles with housing glut as N.Korea ties fray

DANDONG, China, Sept 29 International sanctions on North Korea have helped sustain a housing glut in China's border city of Dandong, through which most trade with the North flows, in contrast to falling inventories in much of the rest of China, sales data showed. Dandong, with a population of around 860,000, has accumulated more unsold housing inventory than much larger cities, including Nanjing with a population of 8.2 million, Hangzhou at 9.2 million and Shenzhen with 11.9 million. Based on sales trends over the past six months, it will take Dandong 28.8 months to work through its current inventory overhang - the longest of 80 cities analysed by Shanghai-based E-house China R&D Institute. "North Korea's constant talk of war has meant Dandong property prices have never gone up," said local resident Xiao Tengfei, who along with other family members purchased several apartments in Dandong's New Zone seven years ago.

Sep 26 2017

China's Xi says will support Interpol raising its profile

BEIJING China will support Interpol, raising the profile and leadership of the global police cooperation agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday at the opening of Interpol's general assembly in Beijing, state media reported. | Video

Sep 19 2017

China, Singapore look to put difficulties behind them

BEIJING China and Singapore on Tuesday sought to put recent difficulties in their relationship over Taiwan and the disputed South China Sea behind them as Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong began a trip to Beijing.

Sep 19 2017

China's highest-profile fugitive assailed by businessman who says he was framed for crimes

BEIJING China's highest profile fugitive, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui, is under attack from a former business partner who claims Guo got him framed for crimes he says he did not commit.

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