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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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Home of China's dog meat festival defiant amid outcry

YULIN, China Residents of China's southern city of Yulin defended eating dog meat to celebrate the summer solstice on Thursday, as animal rights activists seek new ways to pressure organizers to cancel the annual festival. | Video

2:30am EDT

In China, universities seek to plant 'Xi Thought' in minds of students

BEIJING Armed with interactive online courses, generous funding and new dedicated research institutes, China's universities are on the frontlines of an effort to promote the thinking of President Xi Jinping to China and the world.

Jun 20 2018

North Korea, China discuss 'true peace', denuclearisation: KCNA

SEOUL/BEIJING North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an understanding on issues discussed at a summit of the two leaders, including denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Wednesday.

Jun 15 2018

Trump-Kim summit pleases China, while Japan puts on brave face

BEIJING/TOKYO With U.S. President Donald Trump setting the course for normalizing ties with North Korea and even saying war games with South Korea would end, China appeared a winner from Tuesday's summit, as Japan tried putting a brave face on the outcome.

Jun 12 2018

Trump-Kim summit pleases China, while Japan puts on brave face

BEIJING/TOKYO With U.S. President Donald Trump setting the course for normalising ties with North Korea and even saying war games with South Korea would end, China appeared a winner from Tuesday's summit, as Japan tried putting a brave face on the outcome.

Jun 12 2018

China suggests North Korea sanctions relief as Trump, Kim meet

BEIJING China suggested on Tuesday that sanctions relief could be considered for North Korea if the country abides by United Nations resolutions, as U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to work for denuclearisation.

Jun 12 2018

China suggests North Korea sanctions relief as Trump, Kim meet

BEIJING China suggested on Tuesday that sanctions relief could be considered for North Korea if the country abides by United Nations resolutions, as U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to work for denuclearization.

Jun 11 2018

North Korea seen looking to China, not U.S., for help in any economic transformation

SEOUL/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump may have promised that North Korea will become "very rich" on the back of American investment if Pyongyang ditches nuclear weapons but economists and academics who have studied the isolated country say it is China not the U.S. that will be the engine of any transformation. | Video

Jun 10 2018

China's Xi calls out 'selfish, short-sighted' trade policies

QINGDAO, China Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose country is locked in a high-stakes trade dispute with the United States, on Sunday said China rejects "selfish, shortsighted" trade policies, and called for building an open global economy.

Jun 07 2018

China looks to bolster militancy fight at security summit

BEIJING China will seek to bolster the fight against extremism at a regional security summit this weekend with some of its closest diplomatic allies, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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