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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 14 2018

Billions hinge on Malaysia Mahathir's bid to woo project concessions from China

KUALA LUMPUR/BEIJING Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives in China on Friday seeking to renegotiate, and perhaps cancel, billions of dollars worth of Chinese-invested projects entangled in domestic graft probes.

Aug 06 2018

Hopes of North Korea economic reform spur surge in Chinese tourism

DANDONG, China, Aug 3 North Korea's proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is prompting cautious optimism across the Chinese border in Dandong, a trading hub hit hard by United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang. | Video

Aug 06 2018

Hopes of North Korea economic reform spur surge in Chinese tourism

DANDONG, China North Korea's proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is prompting cautious optimism across the Chinese border in Dandong, a trading hub hit hard by United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang. | Video

Jul 26 2018

China embarks on inspections of vaccine plants, hopes to contain scandal

CHANGCHUN, China/SHANGHAI China has launched sweeping spot checks at vaccine makers around the country in a bid to rein in outrage after Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd was found to have falsified data and sold ineffective vaccines for children.

Jul 08 2018

Chinese relatives wait for news after Thai tourist boat sinking

PHUKET/BANGKOK, Thailand Rescuers in Thailand on Sunday said they would work through the night to move the bodies of 41 people, including 13 children, who died after a boat carrying Chinese tourists sank off the coast of Phuket, from hospitals to a Buddhist temple.

Jul 07 2018

Death toll from Thai tourist boat sinking climbs to 41

PHUKET/BANGKOK The death toll from a tourist boat accident off the coast of Thailand's Phuket island climbed to 41 on Saturday with 15 people still missing, officials said.

Jul 05 2018

Malaysia's Mahathir to visit China after putting $20 billion of projects on ice: sources

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian and Chinese officials are in talks for Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to visit Beijing soon, two sources with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters, after Kuala Lumpur suspended China-backed projects worth more than $20 billion.

Jul 05 2018

Malaysia investigates China-backed project links with 1MDB: official

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia is investigating whether part of a loan from a Chinese state-owned bank for projects worth $2.3 billion was used to help repay dues of a scandal-ridden state fund, a finance ministry official told Reuters.

Jun 06 2018

Air Canada, Air China sign deal to expand cooperation

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Air Canada and Air China Ltd entered a joint venture on Wednesday, with the Canadian carrier saying the deal would significantly increase its presence in the Chinese market which is set to be the world's largest by 2022.

Apr 26 2018

China flexes muscles with 'Guam killer' missile; new drills near Taiwan

BEIJING China confirmed on Thursday that it had put into a service a new missile that Chinese media has dubbed the "Guam killer" for its ability to hit the U.S. Pacific Ocean base with a conventional or nuclear weapon.

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