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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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Transaction app Alipay launches first non-yuan version in Hong Kong

HONG KONG Chinese online and mobile payment platform Alipay on Wednesday launched in Hong Kong its first app to handle transactions not denominated in the yuan currency, moving closer to its ambition of widening currency payment options.

May 23 2017

China's LeEco to cut about 70 percent of U.S. staff amid global pull-back

TAIPEI/HONG KONG Chinese TV and smartphone vendor LeEco said it will cut over 300 jobs at its U.S. business, amounting to almost three-quarters of its local workforce, as the cash-strapped conglomerate streamlines global operations in response to a shortage of cash.

May 23 2017

Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers

HONG KONG Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for illegal car-hiring as part of a clamp down against Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] operations in the Asian financial city.

May 22 2017

China's LeEco founder cedes control of listed unit amid cash crunch

HONG KONG/BEIJING The founder of LeEco, a Chinese Netflix-to-Tesla-like conglomerate, has stepped down as the CEO of the group's main listed unit, as the company begins to streamline and cut debt after rapid expansion led to a cash crunch.

May 18 2017

With new mini-apps, WeChat seeks even more China clicks

HONG KONG In a cluster of refurbished Mao-era industrial buildings in Guangzhou, developers at China's top messaging app, WeChat, are redesigning key parts of its product to spread its tentacles to just about every aspect of Chinese life.

May 11 2017

Apple supplier AAC Technologies denies allegations of 'dubious accounting'

HONG KONG China's AAC Technologies on Thursday denied accusations of "dubious accounting" practices from short-seller Gotham City Research that sent shares in the Apple Inc supplier sharply lower.

May 02 2017

Tencent steps up AI push with research lab in Seattle

HONG KONG Chinese social media and gaming giant Tencent Holdings said on Tuesday it will open an artificial intelligence (AI) research facility in Seattle in the United States, to be led by former Microsoft scientist Yu Dong.

Apr 28 2017

Huawei under fire over phone chips as tight supply bites

HONG KONG Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] has come under fire from users for "cutting corners", after it said it used a mix of less advanced and powerful chips in its flagship P10 model due to tight supplies of the parts.

Apr 21 2017

China Unicom profit jumps 79 percent on 4G, fixed-line businesses

HONG KONG State-owned China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd said on Friday first-quarter profit surged 79 percent as it focused on its 4G mobile broadband service, while its fixed-line segment maintained steady growth.

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