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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 20 2018

China, U.S. to hold lower-level trade talks in late August

(This version of the August 16 story corrects date of talks reported by the Wall Street Journal to Aug 22 and 23, instead of Aug 21 and 22, in paragraph 4) | Video

Aug 10 2018

Chinese Muslims protest against plan to demolish mosque

BEIJING Hundreds of ethnic Hui Muslims are staging a sit-in protest in China's western region of Ningxia against government plans to demolish a huge new mosque, amid tightening curbs on Islam to pull its practice in line with the Chinese mainstream.

Aug 06 2018

Trump's trade 'extortion' won't work, China state media says

SHANGHAI/BEIJING Chinese state media on Monday lambasted U.S. President Donald Trump's trade policies in an unusually personal attack, and sought to reassure investors anxious about China's economy as growth concerns battered its financial markets. | Video

Jul 26 2018

Qualcomm ends $44 billion NXP bid after failing to win China approval

BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO Qualcomm Inc walked away from a $44 billion deal to buy NXP Semiconductors after failing to secure Chinese regulatory approval, becoming a high profile victim of a bitter Sino-U.S. trade spat. | Video

Jul 24 2018

U.S. airlines poised to change Taiwan references as China deadline looms

WASHINGTON/BEIJING Major U.S. airlines are expected to change how their websites refer to Chinese-claimed Taiwan by Wednesday in an effort to avoid Chinese penalties, three sources said, after coordination between the carriers and the U.S. government.

Jul 24 2018

U.S. airlines poised to change Taiwan references as China deadline looms - sources

WASHINGTON/BEIJING Major U.S. airlines are expected to change how their websites refer to Chinese-claimed Taiwan by Wednesday in an effort to avoid Chinese penalties, three sources said, after coordination between the carriers and the U.S. government.

Jul 16 2018

EU pushes China on trade, saying it could open up if it wanted

BEIJING China could open its economy if it wished, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, with the European Union calling on countries to avoid a trade war even as pressure mounts on Beijing over its industrial policies. | Video

Jul 12 2018

As Trump amps up trade war, China plays nice with foreign investors

BEIJING Long accused of protectionist tactics that make it a difficult place for foreign firms to operate, China is trying to reverse that narrative amid an escalating trade war with the United States, green-lighting huge investments and portraying itself as a champion of openness.

Jul 11 2018

U.S.-China trade row helped BASF land $10 billion Guangdong chemicals coup: sources

BEIJING Germany's BASF managed to wrap up a preliminary deal to build China's first wholly foreign-owned chemicals complex quite quickly, aided in part by trade tensions between Beijing and Washington, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Jul 11 2018

China to its state media: keep calm, don't inflame trade row with U.S.

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China is clearly angry about Washington's hard line on trade, but has controlled coverage of the row in its media, limiting open commentary and banning attacks on U.S. President Donald Trump, several sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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