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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

Aug 14 2018

China condemns HK press club over 'separatist' speech by activist

HONG KONG The Chinese and Hong Kong governments condemned one of Asia's leading press clubs on Tuesday for hosting a speech by an independence activist that has sparked debate about the viability of the city's freedoms.

Aug 10 2018

China's state firms cementing lucrative role in South China Sea, new research shows

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Beijing's giant state-owned enterprises are playing an increasing role in China's build-up in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years, according to new research. | Video

Aug 09 2018

China's state firms cementing lucrative role in South China Sea, new research shows

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Beijing's giant state-owned enterprises are playing an increasing role in China's build-up in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years, according to new research. | Video

Jun 05 2018

With khukris and assault rifles, Singapore's Gurkhas to guard Trump-Kim summit

SINGAPORE When U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for their historic summit in Singapore later this month, they will be protected by men from one of the fiercest warrior tribes in the world - the Gurkhas of Nepal.

Jun 03 2018

U.S. weighs more South China Sea patrols to confront 'new reality' of China

SINGAPORE The United States is considering intensified naval patrols in the South China Sea in a bid to challenge China's growing militarization of the waterway, actions that could further raise the stakes in one of the world's most volatile areas. | Video

Jun 03 2018

The Singapore hotel where top brass, dealers and spies rub shoulders

SINGAPORE For the region's military officers, diplomats, weapons manufacturers and spies, there are few livelier places than the lobby of Singapore's Shangri-La hotel around mid-year.

Jun 01 2018

Backstory: Using satellites to count buildings in South China Sea

HONG KONG - Shrouded in Chinese military secrecy and hidden from the eyes of journalists, Beijing’s build-up of man-made islands on reefs deep in the maritime heart of Southeast Asia is a vexing story to report. | Video

May 24 2018

Concrete and coral: Beijing's South China Sea building boom fuels concerns

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE At first glance from above it looks like any clean and neatly planned small town, complete with sports grounds, neat roads and large civic buildings.  | Video

May 23 2018

Drilling down: Risky hunt for oil in Vietnam's South China Sea blocks

HANOI/HONG KONG Some oil blocks off Vietnam's sprawling coastline fall within an area of the South China Sea demarcated by China's "nine-dash line", the basis for Beijing's controversial claims to most of the resource-rich waterway.

Apr 10 2018

Explainer: Possible Chinese military base in South Pacific fills gap, sends strong message to U.S. and allies

HONG KONG/BEIJING The islands of Vanuatu may appear as relative specks in the South Pacific Ocean, but for China's military strategists, they could provide a significant boost in Beijing's ability to project naval power.

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