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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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12 Oct 2017

China's richest man built fortune even as debt mountain climbed

HONG KONG Named the richest man in China on Thursday with a net worth of $43 billion, property tycoon Xu Jiayin is likened by some media to Donald Trump, having built his fortune on a real estate business that has blossomed under a mountain of debt.

12 Oct 2017

China's richest man built fortune even as debt mountain climbed

HONG KONG, Oct 12 Named the richest man in China on Thursday with a net worth of $43 billion, property tycoon Xu Jiayin is likened by some media to Donald Trump, having built his fortune on a real estate business that has blossomed under a mountain of debt.

11 Oct 2017

Hong Kong leader says Asian financial hub faces "grave" challenges

HONG KONG Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned in her maiden policy speech on Wednesday that the city faced "grave" challenges and must develop a more diversified economy, unveiling a mix of housing and tax relief policies to raise competitiveness.

28 Sep 2017

Hong Kong set to see strong rebound in mainland tours for Golden Week

HONG KONG Hong Kong is expected to see a massive rebound in the number of tour groups from mainland China during the Golden Week holiday starting this weekend, providing a welcome boost to the city's retailers.

22 Aug 2017

China's Dalian Wanda drops plan to acquire London's Nine Elms, R&F new buyer

HONG KONG Dalian Wanda Group said on Tuesday it had scrapped plans to buy Nine Elms Square in London, the latest setback for the Chinese conglomerate as Beijing tightens controls on overseas investment.

21 Aug 2017

China regulator says Unicom's reform plan does not violate rules; shares surge

HONG KONG China Unicom's $11.7 billion ownership reform plan does not violate rules, the nation's securities regulator said, helping shares in the telecom group's units surge as they resumed trade on Monday after speculation that the deal was under scrutiny.

16 Aug 2017

Cathay Pacific posts worst first-half loss in at least 20 years

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd on Wednesday said it did not see operating conditions improving over the rest of 2017 after posting its worst first-half loss in at least two decades as it continued to lose customers to lower-cost rivals.

15 Aug 2017

Hong Kong democrat arrested for 'misleading' police after abduction claims

HONG KONG Hong Kong police said on Tuesday they had arrested a prominent member of the opposition Democratic Party for "misleading police" after he claimed he had been assaulted and illegally detained by mainland Chinese agents in the city.

10 Aug 2017

Wanda Hotel to buy $1 billion of assets from Wang-controlled units

HONG KONG Wanda Hotel Development Co Ltd, a unit of Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, plans to buy assets worth over $1 billion from firms controlled by its billionaire founder Wang Jianlin, in a move that sent its shares surging over 30 percent.

09 Aug 2017

Hong Kong cleans up 93 tonnes of palm oil; beaches smothered by spill

HONG KONG Hong Kong stepped up efforts on Wednesday to clean up a massive palm oil spill, with authorities scooping up more than 90 tonnes of foul-smelling, styrofoam-like clumps in one of the worst environmental disasters to blight the territory's waters. | Video

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