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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

Mar 15 2018

Hong Kong's judges voice fears over China influence in judiciary

HONG KONG As Hong Kong's judges and senior lawyers paraded in ceremonial wigs and gowns on Jan 8 to mark the start of the legal year, anxieties over China's growing reach into the city's vaunted legal system swirled with the wintry winds. | Video

Mar 03 2018

Vietnam seeks to pacify China as landmark U.S. carrier visit signals warming ties

HONG KONG/HANOI The visit of a U.S. aircraft carrier to Vietnam for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War is a powerful symbol of the growing strategic ties between the former foes.

Jan 29 2018

Hong Kong lawyers condemn 'unlawful' disqualification of candidate

HONG KONG A group of Hong Kong lawyers on Monday condemned a ban on a democracy activist by the territory's government to stop her from contesting a by-election, describing it as the suppression of free expression and a curb on voting.

Jan 24 2018

As U.S. goes quiet on close naval patrols, China speaks out

HONG KONG/BEIJING While the Pentagon plays down patrols close to Chinese-controlled reefs and islands in the South China Sea, Beijing is sounding the alarm about them, seeking to justify what experts say will be an even greater presence in the disputed region. | Video

Jan 12 2018

Taiwan plans to invest in advanced arms as China flexes its muscles

TAIPEI/HONG KONG Taiwan's ruling party plans to use a long-term increase in defense spending to pursue advanced weapons systems, government officials say, in what is widely seen as growing determination to forge a stronger deterrent against a Chinese attack. | Video

Jan 08 2018

China's legal move into train station hits Hong Kong rule of law, bar chief says

HONG KONG A Chinese decision that part of a Hong Kong train station would be subject to Chinese law and enforcement was a blow against the city's independent legal system, the city's bar association chief said on Monday.

Dec 22 2017

Hong Kong's underused military land a potential goldmine: but a minefield for government

HONG KONG As Hong Kong seeks more land to help ease a worsening housing crisis, some lawmakers and activists are urging officials to take a fresh look at little-used swathes of more than $100 billion worth of real estate controlled by the Chinese military. | Video

Nov 24 2017

Looming national security laws raise fresh fears for Hong Kong's freedoms

HONG KONG Amid calls from Hong Kong's pro-Beijing elite for sweeping new national security laws, government advisers and lawyers say the legislation is likely to be tougher than proposals shelved 14 years ago, raising fears about the city's cherished freedoms.

Nov 16 2017

China pushes Hong Kong not to 'shirk duty' to enact contentious security law

HONG KONG A Chinese official admonished Hong Kong on Thursday for failing to introduce a national security law, ramping up pressure on the former British colony to enact the contentious Article 23 that critics say will further choke its freedoms.

Oct 31 2017

Beijing seen poised for fresh South China Sea assertiveness

HONG KONG/BEIJING China has quietly undertaken more construction and reclamation in the South China Sea, recent satellite images show, and is likely to more powerfully reassert its claims over the waterway soon, regional diplomats and military officers say. | Video


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