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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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16 Oct 2017

China central bank chief surprises with gravity-defying 7 percent second half growth forecast

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China’s central bank governor said the economy could grow 7 percent in the second half of this year, accelerating from the first six months and defying widespread expectations for a slowdown.

04 Oct 2017

China September data to show steady growth ahead of key Communist Party congress

BEIJING Chinese data in coming weeks is expected to deliver exactly what its leaders want to hear ahead of a highly sensitive Communist Party Congress - the country's economic growth remains robust and resilient even as they work to get debt risks under control.

04 Oct 2017

In China, performance art feels the chill from official disapproval

BEIJING One woman, a performance artist from Taiwan, tied herself up with bras, but left her nipples exposed. Another artist, a Romanian woman in a bathing suit, had someone write the Chinese characters for "control" and "art" across her buttocks.

27 Sep 2017

After spate of suicides, China targets predatory student lending

DENGZHOU, China In the final hour of his life, Zheng Dexing, 21, checked into a hotel and told family and friends in a flurry of phone messages that he was about to kill himself.

13 Sep 2017

Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Talim, mainland China braces for twin storms

TAIPEI/BEIJING Taiwan issued a warning to ships and airlines cancelled some flights on Wednesday as the island braced for Typhoon Talim, which was expected to hit cities including the capital Taipei, before hurtling towards China potentially as a super typhoon.

18 Aug 2017

China's new home price growth cools in July: statistics bureau

BEIJING China's home price growth slowed in July, with Beijing declining for a second straight month, reinforcing expectations that property price growth may stagnate over the course of the year.

14 Aug 2017

Robust China economic growth shows signs of fading in July

BEIJING China's strong economic growth showed visible signs of fading in July as lending costs rose and the gravity-defying property market cooled, though activity levels generally remained solid, propped up by a year-long construction spree.

31 Jul 2017

Real estate booms in China's small cities, but construction outpaces demand

BENGBU, China Luxury lakeside homes and high-rise condominiums are coming up fast in China's sleepy inland town of Bengbu, a clear sign that a home-buying frenzy sweeping across the country's major metropolises and provincial capitals has reached even its smaller cities. | Video

18 Jul 2017

China's property market slows, Beijing prices down for first time since 2015

BEIJING Home prices in Beijing fell for the first time in more than two years in June, while Shanghai declined further and Shenzhen stalled, pointing to significant cooling in China's biggest real estate markets, official data showed on Tuesday. | Video

14 Jul 2017

Rare meeting among Chinese regulators could set bigger role for central bank

BEIJING China's financial regulators are gathering in Beijing in a once-in-five-years huddle that many expect will formalize a greater coordination role for the central bank, but will stop short of pushing changes that could potentially destabilize the economy.

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