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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

04 Sep 2017

Hong Kong scraps 24-hour BBC World Service radio channel despite criticism

HONG KONG Hong Kong's public broadcaster RTHK dropped a 24-hour BBC World Service channel from its airwaves on Monday, replacing it with state radio from China in what critics say is a sign of encroaching Chinese control in the former British colony.

25 Aug 2017

French insurer AXA to cut about 250 technology jobs in Hong Kong: sources

HONG KONG French insurer AXA SA is cutting about 250 jobs from its information technology (IT) operations unit in Hong Kong, as part of a cost reduction exercise, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

23 Aug 2017

Typhoon batters Hong Kong and south China, three dead in Macau

HONG KONG Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets. | Video

18 Aug 2017

Hong Kong legal chief denies political motive in jailings as criticism mounts

HONG KONG Hong Kong's legal chief denied any "political motive" in seeking jail for three young pro-democracy activists on Friday, responding to a Reuters report that he had overruled other legal officials who had initially advised against pursuing the case.

17 Aug 2017

Critics cry foul as Joshua Wong and other young Hong Kong democracy leaders get jail

HONG KONG A Hong Kong appeals court jailed three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city's democracy movement for six to eight months on Thursday, dealing a blow to the youth-led push for universal suffrage and prompting accusations of political interference.

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.

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.

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