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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 17 2018

China think tank slammed for 'procreation fund' idea

BEIJING A proposal by two Chinese researchers to force couples with fewer than two children to pay into a "procreation fund" backfired on Friday, with critics calling it a "thoughtless" and "absurd" way to battle the problem of an ageing population.

Aug 08 2018

China to slap additional tariffs on $16 billion of U.S. goods

BEIJING/WASHINGTON China is slapping additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports from fuel and steel products to autos and medical equipment, the Chinese commerce ministry said, as the world's largest economies escalated their trade dispute. | Video

Aug 08 2018

China to slap additional tariffs on $16 billion of U.S. goods

BEIJING/WASHINGTON China is slapping additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion (£12.4 billion) worth of U.S. imports from fuel and steel products to autos and medical equipment, the Chinese commerce ministry said, as the world's largest economies escalated their trade dispute.

Jul 27 2018

In China, #MeToo escalates as public figures are accused of sexual assault

BEIJING Accusations of sexual assault spread across China's social media this week as the #MeToo movement took aim at prominent activists, intellectuals and a television personality.

Jul 24 2018

China's regional banks hit by economic slowdown, bad loans soar

BEIJING Small banks in Chinese provinces affected by Beijing's efforts to slash excess industrial capacity and reduce pollution are being hit by a spate of non-performing loans, according to reports from Chinese credit rating agencies.

Jul 19 2018

Xi's campaign to draw people back to graying rural China faces uphill battle

SHUANGFENG COUNTY, China Liu Deke, 73, puffed away on a roll-up as he threshed stalks of dried rapeseed on a large canvas sheet. Nearby, plumes of billowy smoke from burning stalks drifted across the rice fields. | Video

Jun 28 2018

Whack-a-mole: China steps up property market scrutiny in 30 cities

BEIJING China said on Thursday it would renew efforts to crack down on property irregularities in 30 major cities this year, mobilizing powers from seven major Chinese government agencies in a concerted effort to rein in rising prices.

Jun 19 2018

What can Beijing do if China-U.S. trade row worsens?

BEIJING China and the United States sank into a deepening trade conflict that roiled financial markets Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese products, prompting Beijing to accuse Washington of starting a trade war.

Jun 19 2018

Explainer: What can Beijing do if China-U.S. trade row worsens?

BEIJING China and the United States sank into a deepening trade conflict that roiled financial markets Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese products, prompting Beijing to accuse Washington of starting a trade war.

Jun 19 2018

What can Beijing do if China-U.S. trade row worsens?

BEIJING China and the United States sank into a deepening trade conflict that roiled financial markets Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion (£152 billion) of Chinese products, prompting Beijing to accuse Washington of starting a trade war.

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