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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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China wins back Burkina Faso, urges Taiwan's last African ally to follow

BEIJING China increased diplomatic pressure on Taiwan on Saturday by urging the self-ruled island's last African ally, Swaziland, to align with Beijing as Burkina Faso re-established Chinese ties.

May 24 2018

Merkel woos China as Trump poses new trade challenge

BEIJING China said on Thursday it would "open its door wider" to German businesses, giving a warm reception to visiting Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has wooed Beijing to counterbalance trade threats from U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

May 24 2018

China scolds U.S. for withdrawing invite to naval drills

BEIJING China's Defence Ministry expressed regret on Thursday after the United States withdrew an invitation to China to attend a major U.S.-hosted naval drill, saying that closing the door does not promote mutual trust and cooperation.

May 23 2018

China says handling Australian wine imports as normal amid delay complaints

BEIJING China is handling customs processes as normal for imports of Australian wines, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, after Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd, said it faced delays getting some products into the country.

May 21 2018

Trade war fears ebb as U.S., China agree to continue talks

BEIJING/WASHINGTON Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back from the brink of a global trade war and agreed to hold further talks to boost U.S. exports to China. | Video

May 04 2018

China says summit with Japan, South Korea to focus on cooperation, not North Korea

BEIJING No areas will be off limits in talks next week when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Japan, but North Korea is not going to be a focus, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday.

May 04 2018

China says summit with Japan, South Korea to focus on cooperation, not North Korea

BEIJING No areas will be off limits in talks next week when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Japan, but North Korea is not going to be a focus, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday.

May 04 2018

China says summit with Japan, South Korea to focus on cooperation, not North Korea

BEIJING No areas will be off limits in talks next week when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Japan, but North Korea is not going to be a focus, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday.

May 03 2018

Chances for U.S.-China trade breakthrough seen slim in Beijing talks

WASHINGTON/BEIJING The most likely outcome for tense U.S.-China trade talks launching on Thursday is an agreement to keep talking, with U.S. President Donald Trump maintaining his threat to press ahead with punitive tariffs on Chinese goods, trade experts say. | Video

May 03 2018

USA um Lösung im Handelsstreit mit China bemüht

Berlin/Peking/Paris China und die USA versuchen den drohenden Handelskrieg zwischen den beiden weltweit wichtigsten Wirtschaftsmächten abzuwenden.

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