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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

Feb 08 2018

China tries to charm tech-savvy Taiwanese youth as political ties fray

SHANGHAI/TAIPEI A start-up incubator on the outskirts of Shanghai is laying out sweeteners for budding entrepreneurs: Free office space, subsidized housing rent, tax breaks and in some cases, cash of up to 200,000 yuan ($31,211.47). | Video

Jan 30 2018

China Eastern, Xiamen Airlines cancel Taiwan flights amid routes row

SHANGHAI/TAIPEI China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines said on Tuesday they had canceled 176 round-trip flights to Taiwan that had been added to their schedules to meet demand over the Lunar New Year, amid a row between Beijing and Taiwan over flight routes.

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 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

Global tech demand drives Taiwan's exports to new high

TAIPEI Taiwan's exports climbed to a record amount in December, boosting confidence solid global technology demand will keep the island economy's growth momentum steady this year.

Dec 21 2017

China jails 44 Taiwanese for fraud in case denounced by Taipei

BEIJING/TAIPEI A Beijing court on Thursday handed down jail sentences of up to 15 years to 85 people deported from Kenya for telecoms fraud, including 44 from self-ruled Taiwan, an island Beijing claims as its own which said vital evidence had been ignored.

Dec 20 2017

Beijing condemns Taiwan probe into tiny pro-China opposition party

BEIJING/TAIPEI China has condemned a Taiwan government probe into a tiny but passionately pro-China opposition party, the latest flashpoint between Beijing and a self-ruled island it considers its own.

Dec 14 2017

China angered as U.S. considers navy visits to Taiwan

BEIJING/TAIPEI China accused the United States on Thursday of interfering in its internal affairs and said it had lodged a complaint after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law an act laying the groundwork for possible U.S. navy visits to self-ruled Taiwan.

Dec 11 2017

China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat

BEIJING/TAIPEI A threat by a senior Chinese diplomat to invade Taiwan the instant any U.S. warship visits the self-ruled island has sparked a war of words, with Taipei accusing Beijing of failing to understand what democracy means.

Nov 15 2017

Foxconn's third quarter profit tumbles after iPhone X production hurdles

TAIPEI Taiwan's Foxconn reported a 39 percent slide in quarterly profit, far worse than expected, as the assembler of Apple Inc products saw margins squeezed by production bottlenecks for the iPhone X. | Video


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