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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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20 Jul 2017

Guangdong leader strengthened in China leadership stakes as rival party boss ousted

GUANGZHOU, China Hu Chunhua, the Communist Party boss of China's southern economic powerhouse of Guangdong has long been considered a rising political star. Now, the surprise dismissal of a key regional rival may well have bolstered that image.

14 Jul 2017

Exclusive - Hong Kong leader offers condolences to wife of Chinese dissident Liu

HONG KONG Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Friday she shares the compassion of people over the death of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and acknowledged "anxieties" about "incidents" in the former British colony that can potentially erode its autonomy. | Video

14 Jul 2017

Hong Kong leader vows to reflect concerns of wider society to Beijing

HONG KONG Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam acknowledged on Friday there were concerns over certain "individual incidents" in the city and it was her duty to accurately reflect them to the central government in Beijing.

07 Jul 2017

China jails labour activist for 4-1/2 years

HONG KONG A Chinese court on Friday jailed a labour activist for 4-1/2 years following more than two years in detention on a subversion charge over a published account of the Tiananmen crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in 1989.

01 Jul 2017

China's Xi talks tough on Hong Kong as tens of thousands call for democracy

HONG KONG Chinese President Xi Jinping swore in Hong Kong's new leader on Saturday with a stark warning that Beijing won't tolerate any challenge to its authority in the divided city as it marked the 20th anniversary of its return from Britain to China. | Video

29 Jun 2017

China's Xi tells Hong Kong he seeks "far-reaching future" for its autonomy

HONG KONG Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday China would work to ensure a "far-reaching future" for Hong Kong's autonomy, but he faces a divided city with protesters angered by Beijing's perceived interference as it marks 20 years of Chinese rule.

29 Jun 2017

Celebration and protest as China president visits Hong Kong

HONG KONG President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong on Thursday to celebrate its 20th anniversary of Chinese rule, but he faces a city divided, mass protests and aggrieved crowds resentful of Beijing's growing meddling in local affairs.

28 Jun 2017

Hong Kong residents seek British passports amid fears for future

HONG KONG Many Hong Kong residents, worried about growing encroachment by Beijing as the financial hub marks 20 years since its return to China, are rushing to secure British passports as a safety net in the case of social unrest or the erosion of civil liberties.

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.

09 Jun 2017

JD.com plans expansion into Thailand by end of year

HONG KONG JD.com Inc, China's second-largest e-commerce company, plans to enter the Thai market later this year in a move to expand its overseas business beyond Indonesia, its founder and chief executive said on Friday.

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