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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 04 2018

Ding! Alibaba office app fuels backlash among some Chinese workers

BEIJING/HANGZHOU, China In the cramped former home of Jack Ma, founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, about thirty young engineers sit elbow-to-elbow, working to attract the next million users for DingTalk, Alibaba's workplace communication software. | Video

Jul 27 2018

China's June industrial profit growth eases as trade risks rise

BEIJING Profit growth for China's industrial firms eased in June from the previous month, as factory production slowed amid rising trade frictions with the United States and Beijing's ongoing efforts to cut pollution and debt.

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

Jul 17 2018

China's new home prices hit fastest growth in almost 2 years, defy curbs

BEIJING China's new home prices accelerated to their fastest pace in almost two years in June, with buyer demand in bigger cities resilient in the face of fresh curbs against speculation, a sign more restrictions may be needed.

Jul 16 2018

China's June property investment growth weakest in six-months

BEIJING China's property investment posted its weakest growth in six months in June as developers faced fresh curbs and tighter funding conditions, with sales also slowing, in a sign one of the economy's key drivers was losing steam.

Jul 16 2018

China's June property investment growth weakest in six-months

BEIJING China's property investment posted its weakest growth in six months in June as developers faced fresh curbs and tighter funding conditions, with sales also slowing, in a sign one of the economy's key drivers was losing steam.

Jul 13 2018

China's trade surplus with U.S. hits record as exporters rush to beat tariffs

BEIJING China's trade surplus with the United States swelled to a record in June as its overall exports grew at a solid pace, a result that could further inflame a bitter trade dispute with Washington. | Video

Jul 12 2018

Beijing urges U.S. firms in China to lobby Washington over trade war

BEIJING/SEOUL China on Thursday said foreign firms operating in China would suffer in a trade war, urging U.S. companies to lobby their government to protect their interests, and said no talks to end the impasse were currently under way. | Video

Jul 09 2018

China's June new loans to rise as policymakers pre-empt growth risks: Reuters poll

BEIJING China's new bank loans likely rebounded in June, a Reuters poll showed, as the central bank scrambled to boost liquidity and support lending to businesses in the face of worsening global trade prospects.

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