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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

08 Sep 2017

Sweeping change in China's military points to more firepower for Xi

BEIJING China's military is preparing a sweeping leadership reshuffle, dropping top generals, including two that sources say are under investigation for corruption.

04 Sep 2017

All the president's men: China's politburo line-up a measure of Xi's power

BEIJING President Xi Jinping of China is expected to place trusted allies in the Communist Party's key decision-making Politburo during a leadership reshuffle at the 19th party Congress this autumn, according to multiple Chinese sources and foreign diplomats.

04 Sep 2017

Senior Chinese military officer questioned over suspected graft - sources

BEIJING A senior military officer who sits on China's powerful Central Military Commission, which is headed by President Xi Jinping, is being questioned on suspicion of corruption, three sources familiar with the situation said.

01 Sep 2017

Xi's power on parade as China party congress looms

BEIJING The recent scene at a dusty Inner Mongolia military base provided evidence of Chinese President Xi Jinping's consolidation of political power, even as he faces pushback from some quarters in his ruling Communist Party ahead of a critical gathering next month.

21 Jul 2017

Surviving Tiananmen 'Gentlemen' mum on Chinese Nobel laureate's death

BEIJING Liu Xiaobo was one of the "Four Gentlemen" of Tiananmen Square, the group that staged a hunger strike in the final days of the 1989 pro-democracy protests in China and tried to hold off tanks and troops moving in to crush the student-led movement.

17 Jul 2017

China leadership contender under investigation - sources

BEIJING A senior Chinese official who was considered a contender for top leadership has been put under investigation, three sources with ties to the leadership said, ahead of a Communist Party congress in the autumn where Xi Jinping will cement his grip on power. | Video

14 Jul 2017

'No enemies': the life-long advocacy of China's Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident

BEIJING During a hunger strike days before the Chinese army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement on June 4, 1989, the man who would become China's best known dissident, Liu Xiaobo, declared: "We have no enemies."

10 Jul 2017

Exclusive: China anti-graft official likely to head insurance regulator - sources

BEIJING China is likely to name a senior Communist Party graft-buster to oversee the insurance sector, people familiar with the matter said, a signal that the country's ongoing crackdown on irregular business practices in the financial industry may be set to escalate.

26 Jun 2017

Hong Kong's youth press campaign despite China's rejection of full democracy

HONG KONG/BEIJING When the British handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997, Beijing promised to allow universal suffrage as an "ultimate aim", along with other freedoms, under a "one country, two systems" arrangement agreed with London.

14 May 2017

China, Philippines to start South China Sea talks - ambassador

BEIJING China and the Philippines will start bilateral consultations on the disputed South China Sea this week, the Philippine ambassador to Beijing said, as Manila looks to ease tensions with Asia's top economic power.

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