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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

Apr 13 2018

Taiwan president joins naval drill a day after huge China exercise

SUAO, Taiwan Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen presided over a military drill by the self-ruled island's navy on Friday for the first time since she took office in 2016, a day after diplomatic rival China held a large-scale naval display.

Mar 21 2018

U.S. official says support of Taiwan has never been stronger

TAIPEI The United States' commitment to Taiwan has never been stronger and the island is an inspiration to the rest of the Indo-Pacific region, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alex Wong said on Wednesday, in comments certain to anger Beijing.

Mar 21 2018

U.S. official says support of Taiwan has never been stronger

TAIPEI The United States' commitment to Taiwan has never been stronger and the island is an inspiration to the rest of the Indo-Pacific region, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alex Wong said on Wednesday, in comments certain to anger Beijing.

Feb 09 2018

Quake-hit Taiwan city winds down rescue efforts, five still missing

HUALIEN, Taiwan Rescue operations in Taiwan started to wind down on Friday after a devastating 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the tourist area of Hualien this week, taking a toll of 12 dead and five missing.

Feb 09 2018

Rescue efforts wind down at quake-hit Taiwan city, seven still missing

HUALIEN, Taiwan, Feb 9 Rescue operations after a devastating 6.4 magnitude earthquake that rocked Taiwan's tourist area of Hualien this week started to wind down on Friday, with the death toll at 10 and seven people still missing.

Feb 07 2018

At least seven killed, 67 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

HUALIEN, Taiwan Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, in a search for 67 people missing after a strong earthquake which killed at least seven near Taiwan's popular tourist city of Hualien. | Video

Feb 06 2018

At least two killed, buildings collapse in magnitude 6.4 Taiwan quake

HUALIEN, Taiwan A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the Taiwanese coastal city of Hualien late on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least two, injuring hundreds and trapping people inside several collapsed buildings. | Video

Jan 17 2018

Amid tension, China carrier group sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI A Chinese carrier group has sailed through the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the self-ruled island from its giant neighbor but no unusual activity was detected, Taiwan said on Wednesday, amid heightened tension with Beijing.

Jan 11 2018

No ice, no problem for Taiwan luger Lien

TAIPEI When Lien Te-an sets off on his luge for practice runs there is no biting cold or sound of blades scraping the ice, only a swoosh before he disappears down a steep mountain road into the shimmering heat of eastern Taiwan's Yilan County.

Dec 29 2017

Taiwan president warns China against military aggression

TAOYUAN, Taiwan Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday China's military ambitions are becoming more apparent and tension between Taiwan and the mainland must not be resolved through military force.

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