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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

Jun 22 2018

China's Hainan says will partly lift 'Great Firewall' to lure foreign tourists

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's southern province of Hainan will offer foreigners unrestricted internet access to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as part of new incentives to boost tourism.

Jun 22 2018

German carmakers join American farmers on front line of U.S.-China trade war

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT/BEIJING An increasingly shrill exchange of words between the United States and China that is threatening to trigger a global trade war has claimed another victim - Germany's auto sector. | Video

Jun 21 2018

Washington's 'capricious' trade actions will hurt U.S. workers, China warns

BEIJING China's commerce ministry on Thursday accused the United States of being "capricious" over bilateral trade issues, and warned that the interests of U.S. workers and farmers ultimately will be hurt by Washington's penchant for brandishing "big sticks". | Video

Jun 15 2018

Chinese border town with North Korea leads house price rally in May

BEIJING China's home prices in May logged their fastest growth in nearly a year, defying persistent government curbs, with prices in the northern town of Dandong on the border with North Korea soaring the most as geopolitical tensions ease.

Jun 14 2018

A northern Chinese powerhouse grapples with a slowdown as credit curbs hit

TIANJIN, China Cracks are appearing in the economy of the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin as the local government struggles with a crackdown on the credit-fueled investment that has transformed its skyline in recent years.

Jun 07 2018

China's love affair with oak a mixed blessing for France

PARIS/BEIJING Times are good for oak tree growers in France. | Video

May 20 2018

China housing ministry to step up checks on local government efforts to tame prices

SHANGHAI China's housing ministry said that it would step up checks on local governments' efforts to rein in property prices, and will hold those who fail to do so accountable.

May 16 2018

China's home prices pick up as buyers look to smaller cities

BEIJING China's new home prices rose in April with an increasing number of smaller cities driving broader growth, helped by state measures that allowed buyers to get around existing restrictions and economic development prospects in those centers.

May 15 2018

China property investment growth slows, sales dip on increased curbs

BEIJING China's property investment growth slowed in April while sales marked their biggest fall in six months as higher borrowing costs and increased curbs on buyers weighed on demand, backing views that a key driver of the economy is losing some momentum.

May 14 2018

In some Chinese cities, authorities reduce curbs on new apartment pre-sales

HONG KONG/BEIJING The local authorities running several major Chinese cities have begun to ease restrictions on pre-sales of new apartment buildings, and are in some cases for the first time in about a year allowing developers to raise prices slightly.


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