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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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May 17 2018

Tencent's market value soars as much as $34 billion after forecast-beating first quarter

HONG KONG Robust earnings from Tencent Holdings sent its market value surging by as much as $34 billion on Thursday, helping the Chinese technology giant briefly reclaim the mantle of Asia's most valuable listed company.

May 16 2018

Tencent says payment subsidy war set to continue after profit beat

HONG KONG A subsidy war in China's mobile payment market between its two biggest tech firms Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group is set to continue, Tencent's president said after the firm reported a better-than-expected 61 percent jump in quarterly net profit.

May 15 2018

China pledges to bolster Hong Kong tech push with funding boost

HONG KONG, May 15 China will boost funding access and support to Hong Kong scientists, a Chinese official said on Tuesday, after President Xi Jinping urged greater co-operation and efforts to strengthen the Asian financial hub's prowess in information technology.

May 14 2018

China's Leshi warns of severe cash crunch, possible loss of key unit's control

HONG KONG Embattled Chinese tech firm Leshi Internet and Technology warned on Monday its cash flow was "extremely tight" and that it could lose control of a key smart TV subsidiary if its biggest shareholder did not repay money owed to it.

May 14 2018

ZTE employees in China cheer Trump tweet

HONG KONG Employees of ZTE Corp, the Chinese telecom equipment maker, are cheering a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump that suggested a resolution is in sight for a devastating ban on sales to the Chinese company.

May 11 2018

Xiaomi sued for alleged patent infringement ahead of blockbuster IPO

HONG KONG Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad Group said its unit has sued three group firms of Xiaomi, which last week filed for a Hong Kong IPO that could be worth up to $10 billion, for patent infringement.

May 09 2018

China's ZTE says main business operations cease due to U.S. ban

HONG KONG ZTE Corp's main business operations have ceased due to a ban imposed by the U.S. government, but China's second biggest telecom equipment maker is trying to have the ban modified or reversed, it said on Wednesday.

May 09 2018

China's Leshi questioned by bourse over trade suspension risk

HONG KONG Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp Beijing has been formally asked whether its assets, which have fallen 98 percent over the past year, are at risk of turning negative and triggering a share trading halt and possible eventual delisting.

Apr 30 2018

China's Baidu to sell majority of financial services unit for $1.9 billion

China's Baidu Inc said it will sell a majority stake in its financial services business for about $1.9 billion (1.4 billion pounds) to a consortium led by TPG Capital Management LP and Carlyle Group LP , as it looks to deepen its push into financial services.

Apr 19 2018

U.S. ban on sales to ZTE triggers patriotic rhetoric in China

HONG KONG A U.S. ban on sales of American components to ZTE Corp has unleashed a patriotic backlash in China's cyberspace, highlighting the growing tension between the world's two largest economies.

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