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Jason Lee

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

Feb 06 2018

Preserving skiing's origins in China's remote west

KHOM, China On the western edge of China, Sulita straps on his skis and heads out into a winter morning. The temperature is -30 degrees Celsius (-22 Fahrenheit).

Apr 03 2017

Property agents shut, buyers still hunt as China plans new economic zone

XIONGXIAN, China/BEIJING Real estate agents in Xiongxian county in China's Hebei province shut up shop on Monday, hours after Beijing ordered a ban on property sales in a frantic effort to curb a sudden housing boom triggered by plans for a new special economic zone.

Aug 13 2014

Singing from the heart

The singer, Zhang Mingyuan, isn’t part of a famous music label and his performances are just held on a street corner. But even so, the warm atmosphere that he creates in the chilly night air seldom disappoints.

Jun 24 2014

Heshan: a poisonous legacy

Heshan, some 1,200 kilometres (770 miles) from Beijing, stands in an area rich in realgar, or arsenic disulphide. Factories and mines sprang up to process this precious resource but they were shut down in 2011 because of the pollution they caused. Heshan residents say that many have died from cancer caused by arsenic poisoning.

Sep 27 2012

China’s “wonderful” Communist village

There were no entrance tickets, no security guards, and no one had to check our vehicle. We drove all the way to the village center, where a giant statue of the late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong stood in the middle of a square, waving at me.

Sep 17 2012

Keeping safe in a quake-hit zone

As you can imagine, it is never easy to get to an earthquake-hit area. I had only 20 minutes to pack and prepare before a 3-hour flight.

Sep 15 2012

China struggles to channel anger as anti-Japan protests resume

BEIJING/CHENGDU, China, Sept 16 A second day of torrid protests against Japan began in Chinese cities on Sunday, with the government struggling to find a balance between venting public anger and containing violence that could backfire ahead of a delicate leadership succession.

Jun 29 2012

Leading a Kung Fu life

The Lixian Fusheng International Martial Arts Club is the home of Master Chen Fusheng and 11 students currently studying and living there.

Dec 05 2011

Stepping into the endless abyss

We know AIDS is difficult to cure, but it is far more difficult to cure the ruined humanity one could suffer after taking drugs.

Sep 15 2011

Unmasking the masked boy

When I first saw the "Masked Boy" from a distance, I could already tell how lovely he was.


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