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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 23 2018

Pampered pooches take to the sky in travel niche

HONG KONG Ding Dong and Fun Fun, a pair of 12-year-old Yorkshire terriers, know how to enjoy the high life - literally. | Video

Feb 13 2018

Hong Kong court rules pro-independence stance must bar standing for election

HONG KONG Hong Kong's High Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of barring a pro-independence activist from standing in an election, saying it is "fundamental" for lawmakers to accept the city as an inalienable part of China.

Feb 08 2018

Former British banker denied new trial in Hong Kong double murder case

HONG KONG A former British banker who was jailed for life in 2016 for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped will not be given a new trial, Hong Kong's Court of Appeal ruled on Friday.

Jan 11 2018

Wheelchair-bound athlete honored for climbing up mountain

HONG KONG A car accident seven years ago stripped professional Hong Kong rock climber Lai Chi-wai of his ability to walk, but this did not stop him climbing up a mountain that is roughly the height of New York's Empire State Building.

Dec 21 2017

Thinking outside the box to ease Hong Kong's housing crisis

HONG KONG Hong Kong's soaring property prices have pushed tens of thousands of families into tiny, partitioned apartments, sparking calls for creative solutions, including converting shipping containers and even water pipes into temporary homes. | Video

Nov 28 2017

Rare pink diamond falls short of world record price in Hong Kong auction

HONG KONG A large oval-shaped diamond known as the "Pink Promise" was sold to an anonymous buyer for $32 million in Hong Kong on Tuesday, just short of shattering a world auction record. | Video

Nov 09 2017

Hong Kong soccer fans defy China anthem law

HONG KONG Several hundred football fans in Hong Kong defied a Chinese law against disrespecting the national anthem, by jeering it at a friendly international against Bahrain on Thursday.

Oct 31 2017

Hong Kong to host 2022 Gay Games as LGBT acceptance grows in parts of Asia

HONG KONG Hong Kong will host the 2022 Gay Games, fighting off bids from cities in the United States and Mexico to become the first Asian city to stage the sports and cultural event. | Video

Sep 28 2017

China ban on waste imports leads to piles of paper abroad, surging prices in China

HONG KONG Huge mountains of old newspapers, cardboard and office scrap paper are piling up on Hong Kong's docks and its waste-paper collection sites are at bursting point. A flotilla of cargo ships laden with paper meant for recycling has been stuck for weeks in local waters. | Video

Sep 11 2017

Pro-independence from China posters appearing on Hong Kong campuses stoke new tension

HONG KONG Thirteen Hong Kong universities and academic institutions accused the Chinese-ruled city's leader of undermining freedom of expression amid a row over pro-independence banners appearing on campuses.

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