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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

Jun 08 2018

Ant Financial raises $14 billion in world's largest-ever single fundraising

SHANGHAI/BEIJING Ant Financial Services Group, operator of China's biggest online payment platform, on Friday said it raised around $14 billion in what market watchers called the biggest-ever single fundraising globally by a private company. | Video

May 30 2018

At Beijing security fair, an arms race for surveillance tech

BEIJING It can crack your smartphone password in seconds, rip personal data from call and messaging apps, and peruse your contact book. | Video

May 29 2018

In China's booming tech scene, women battle sexism and conservative values

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Ms Li has a day job in the marketing department of one of China's biggest tech firms. At night, she has a second career, livestreaming herself eating noodles or telling jokes in return for small donations from thousands of online viewers.

May 25 2018

Tencent's WeChat drops 'sugar daddy' dating website

BEIJING China's top social media app WeChat has removed "sugar daddy" dating website SeekingArrangement from its platform, after a recent surge in the popularity of the U.S.-founded service attracted scrutiny from state media.

May 19 2018

Top executive behind Baidu's artificial intelligence drive stepping down

BEIJING Lu Qi, who oversaw Baidu Inc's shift to artificial intelligence (AI) after a damaging ad scandal in 2016, is stepping down as chief operating officer, China's biggest search engine said on Friday.

May 16 2018

Didi's Hitch scrubs social features as passenger murder dents image

BEIJING China's biggest ride-sharing company, Didi Chuxing, will disable features such as profile pictures, ratings and public tags from its carpooling service, as it looks to win back trust after the killing of a female passenger sparked questions about safety.

May 15 2018

China's JD.com invests $306 million in Warburg Pincus-backed ESR

HONG KONG/BEIJING Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc has invested $306 million in ESR Cayman Ltd, a logistics fund developer and manager backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC, ESR said in a statement on Tuesday.

May 08 2018

China's JD.com misses on profits as logistics crops margins

China's JD.com Inc missed earnings estimates on Tuesday, sending its stock down, as heavy spending on logistics and new business initiatives amid stiff competition cut into its bottom line

May 04 2018

Alibaba tops revenue forecasts as investments clip margins

BEIJING Alibaba Group Holding Ltd reported better than expected top line results on Friday, driven by strong sales in its commerce and cloud computing units, even as margins were squeezed by flurry of investments. | Video

May 03 2018

China's Xiaomi picks Hong Kong for $10 billion IPO, lifts lid on financials

BEIJING/HONG KONG Chinese smartphone and connected device maker Xiaomi is bringing its blockbuster initial public offering to Hong Kong, where it could raise about $10 billion (7.36 billion pounds) in the largest listing globally in almost four years. | Video

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