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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

Feb 15 2018

Chinese superstars steal new year show with first duet in 20 years

BEIJING Two of China's most famous and well-loved pop stars stole the show at state television's annual glitzy, often much mocked marathon show welcoming in the lunar new year on Thursday, singing their first public duet in two decades.

Feb 08 2018

African Union says has no secret dossiers after China spying report

BEIJING The African Union does not have any secret dossiers and nothing to spy on, a senior official said in Beijing on Thursday, rejecting a report in French newspaper Le Monde that Beijing had bugged the regional bloc's headquarters in Addis Ababa.

Feb 02 2018

Are you OK, Aunty May? China warms to UK Prime Minister

SHANGHAI/BEIJING British Prime Minister Theresa May landed in China earlier this week fending off questions about her future amid mounting accusations of poor leadership, boring policies, and weakness over Brexit. | Video

Jan 31 2018

China's Li says ties with Britain to stay unchanged through Brexit

BEIJING, China China's relations with Britain will remain unchanged through Brexit, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday, as British Prime Minister Theresa May kicked off a three-day visit to China, where she aims to sign nine billion pounds in deals. | Video

Jan 31 2018

China says plenty of space separates Taiwan flights amid route row

BEIJING China rebuffed Taiwan's objections in a deepening row over the opening of new flight paths in the Taiwan Strait, saying on Wednesday that the space separating routes over the waterway was more than is mandated by international standards.

Jan 28 2018

China declares intention to improve ties with Japan

BEIJING China hopes to work with Japan to establish more cordial relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart on Sunday, aiming to move on from a series of disputes, some dating back to before World War Two.

Dec 30 2017

China December factory growth eases as tough pollution measures bite

BEIJING Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed slightly in December as a punishing crackdown on air pollution and a cooling property market start to weigh on the world's second-largest economy.

Dec 26 2017

China und Pakistan wollen Afghanen in "Neue Seidenstraße" einbinden

Peking Zu der als "Neue Seidenstraße" bekannten internationalen Wirtschaftskooperation Chinas soll nach Pakistan auch der gemeinsame Nachbar Afghanistan hinzustoßen.

Dec 26 2017

China, Pakistan to look at including Afghanistan in $57 billion economic corridor

BEIJING China and Pakistan will look at extending their $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, part of China's ambitious Belt and Road plan linking China with Asia, Europe and beyond.

Dec 24 2017

North Korea says new U.N. sanctions an act of war

BEIJING/SEOUL The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against it, North Korea's foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the measure. | Video

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