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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

Jun 15 2018

Chinese cyber attacks on Taiwan government becoming harder to detect: source

TAIPEI Cyber attacks from China on Taiwan's government computers are becoming more difficult to detect, a source close to government discussions said, as hackers increasingly use online platforms such as search engines to break into systems.

Jun 12 2018

U.S. shows new de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

TAIPEI The United States unveiled a new $256 million representative office in Taiwan's capital on Tuesday, a de facto embassy that underscores Washington's strategic ties with the democratic, self-ruled island as it faces escalating tensions with China. | Video

Jun 07 2018

Taiwan holds large-scale military drills amid China tensions

TAICHUNG, Taiwan Taiwan simulated repelling an invading force on Thursday and used civilian-operated drones for the first time as part of annual military drills on the self-ruled island amid escalating tensions with China. | Video

Jun 06 2018

Foxconn looks for its next act but faces risks as it diversifies

TAIPEI/SHENZHEN, China Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer that rose to global prominence as the manufacturer of the Apple iPhone, is trying to reinvent itself as smartphone sales plateau and Apple Inc diversifies its supplier base.

May 29 2018

Taiwan welcomes Haiti president as China chips away at allies

TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen welcomed the leader of the Caribbean nation of Haiti with a military salute on Tuesday on his first official trip to Taipei, as China ramps up the pressure to lure away Taiwan's friends.

May 28 2018

Taiwan says Swaziland assures on ties as China steps up pressure

TAIPEI Taiwan has received assurances from its only remaining African ally, Swaziland, that their diplomatic ties are secure, the island's foreign minister said on Monday, as China seeks to lure away Taiwan's dwindling band of friends.

May 25 2018

Taiwan sends aircraft to shadow Chinese bombers around island

TAIPEI Taiwan's air force scrambled aircraft on Friday as Chinese bombers flew around the self-ruled island, just a few hours after Taiwan vowed not to be cowed having lost another diplomatic ally amid growing Chinese pressure.

May 24 2018

Taiwan says will 'not cower' as loses second ally in a month amid China pressure

OUAGADOUGOU/TAIPEI Taiwan lost its second diplomatic ally in less than a month on Thursday when Burkina Faso said it had cut ties with the self-ruled island, following intense Chinese pressure on African countries to break with what it regards as a wayward province.

May 22 2018

Taiwan's Yageo to buy U.S. electronic components firm for $740 million

TAIPEI Taiwan's Yageo Corp said it would buy U.S.-based Pulse Electronics for $740 million, marking its biggest deal ever as it looks to expand in the United States and Europe.

May 15 2018

Taiwan seeks 'correction' after Air Canada lists Taipei as part of China

MONTREAL, TAIPEI Taiwan's foreign ministry has asked Air Canada for a "speedy correction" following the airline's decision to list Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, as a part of China on its booking website, according to a statement from the ministry on Tuesday.

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