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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

Jul 08 2018

China's 'firefighter' vice president avoids flames of U.S. trade war

BEIJING As the flames of a trade war between China and the United States lick higher, one top Chinese leader expected to help handle relations with Washington has been conspicuous for not taking a public role in the dispute - Vice President Wang Qishan.

Jul 04 2018

China says will not fire first shot in trade war with U.S.

BEIJING China will "absolutely not" fire the first shot in a trade war with the United States and will not be the first to levy tariffs, its finance ministry said on Wednesday. | Video

Jun 28 2018

Xi tells Mattis China won't give up 'even one inch' of territory

BEIJING China is committed to peace but cannot give up "even one inch" of territory that the country's ancestors left behind, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday during his first visit to Beijing. | Video

Jun 27 2018

Britain committed to free trade, Hammond tells China

BEIJING Britain is committed to promoting free and open trade, and hopes to seize "unlimited opportunities" brought by China's Belt and Road initiative, British finance minister Philip Hammond wrote in Chinese financial magazine Caixin on Wednesday.

Jun 26 2018

Mattis becomes first U.S. defense chief to visit China under Trump

BEIJING U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday became the first Pentagon chief to visit China since 2014, starting a three-day trip with a goal of improving security dialogue with Beijing despite increasingly fraught Sino-U.S. relations.

Jun 25 2018

China to pursue more trade with France, EU raises 'difficult issues'

BEIJING China told France on Monday it would buy more of its farm produce, hinted at future Airbus purchases and pledged to work on market access, shoring up its trade ties with Europe amid the increasing danger of a tariff war with the United States.

Jun 25 2018

Beef import deal with China whets French appetite

BEIJING France moved closer on Monday to exporting beef to China by clinching a health and safety accord with Beijing, raising the prospect of sales to a booming Chinese market just as U.S. beef shipments are threatened with tariffs.

Jun 22 2018

Chinese media says U.S. has 'delusions' as impact of trade war spreads

BEIJING/SHANGHAI U.S. protectionism is self-defeating and a "symptom of paranoid delusions" that must not distract China from its path to modernization, Chinese media said on Friday as Beijing kept up with its war of words with Washington while markets wilted. | Video

Jun 22 2018

Chinese media says U.S. has 'delusions' as impact of trade war spreads

BEIJING/SHANGHAI U.S. protectionism is self-defeating and a "symptom of paranoid delusions" that must not distract China from its path to modernisation, Chinese media said on Friday as Beijing kept up with its war of words with Washington while markets wilted. | Video

Jun 20 2018

China's Xi praises North Korea's Kim for Trump summit, promises support

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, lauding the "positive" outcome of his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump and promising unwavering friendship. | Video

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