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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.

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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.

Apr 24 2018

Public outcry after China campus #MeToo activist 'pressured into silence'

BEIJING It was a heartfelt letter calling for China's prestigious Peking University to make public its investigation into a decades-old alleged rape and suicide that galvanized China's fledgling #MeToo movement.

Apr 20 2018

China says had 'professional' encounter with Australian warships in South China Sea

BEIJING/MELBOURNE Chinese and Australian naval vessels had an "encounter" in the South China Sea this week, and China acted professionally and lawfully, its defense ministry said, rejecting reports China challenged Australian warships.

Apr 18 2018

Tens of thousands detained in China's Xinjiang, U.S. diplomat says

BEIJING Tens of thousands of people have been detained in China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, a senior U.S. State Department diplomat said on Wednesday, amid a deepening crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China.

Apr 10 2018

Explainer: Possible Chinese military base in South Pacific fills gap, sends strong message to U.S. and allies

HONG KONG/BEIJING The islands of Vanuatu may appear as relative specks in the South Pacific Ocean, but for China's military strategists, they could provide a significant boost in Beijing's ability to project naval power.

Apr 10 2018

Explainer - Possible Chinese military base in South Pacific fills gap, sends strong message to U.S. and allies

HONG KONG/BEIJING The islands of Vanuatu may appear as relative specks in the South Pacific Ocean, but for China's military strategists, they could provide a significant boost in Beijing's ability to project naval power.

Apr 10 2018

Explainer: Possible Chinese military base in S.Pacific fills gap, sends strong message to U.S. and allies

HONG KONG/BEIJING The islands of Vanuatu may appear as relative specks in the South Pacific Ocean, but for China's military strategists, they could provide a significant boost in Beijing's ability to project naval power.

Mar 21 2018

China strengthens global influence agency in government reshuffle

BEIJING China's ruling Communist Party will bring ethnic and religious affairs under the purview of a key agency charged with advancing the country's influence and political interests abroad, the party's central committee said on Wednesday.

Mar 20 2018

Xi warns Taiwan will face 'punishment of history' for separatism

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping told self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it would face the "punishment of history" for any attempt at separatism, offering his strongest warning yet to the island claimed by China as its sacred territory. | Video

Mar 20 2018

China's premier hopes trade war can be averted, pledges more open economy

BEIJING Voicing hopes that Beijing and the United States could avoid a trade war, Premier Li Keqiang told the close of the annual parliament session that China would open its economy further, so that foreign and Chinese firms can compete on an equal footing. | Video

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