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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

21 Sep 2017

Former Hong Kong student leader escapes jail sentence for campus protest

HONG KONG The former leader of the Hong Kong University student union on Thursday received a court sentence of community service for his role in a campus protest, escaping the fate of a growing list of young activists put behind bars.

19 Sep 2017

Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk, warns ties with Beijing at risk

HONG KONG Hong Kong's leader urged an immediate end to independence debates in the Chinese-ruled global financial hub on Tuesday, warning that the issue was harming the city's relationship with Beijing's Communist Party leaders.

14 Sep 2017

Hong Kong's 'One Country, Two Systems' framework under pressure - Britain

HONG KONG "Important areas" of Hong Kong's "One Country, Two Systems" framework are coming under growing pressure, illustrated by developments such as reports of mainland security officials operating in the autonomous city, a British government report said on Thursday.

12 Sep 2017

Protest greets former Trump adviser Bannon at Hong Kong investor event

HONG KONG Protesters outside a luxury hotel in Hong Kong shouted anti-racism slogans on Tuesday ahead of a speech by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon at an investor conference organised by a unit of China's largest brokerage. | Video

06 Sep 2017

Hong Kong's vanishing archives and the battle to preserve history

HONG KONG For anyone digging into Hong Kong's history, the official archives might not be the place to look.

25 Aug 2017

Macau enlists Chinese army as authorities struggle with typhoon fallout

MACAU Chinese People's Liberation Army troops were deployed on the streets of Macau on Friday to help clean up in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon and amid mounting criticism authorities were unprepared for the severity of the storm.

25 Aug 2017

Macau death toll rises to 9 as city struggles with typhoon aftermath

MACAU, Aug 25 The death toll in Macau from Typhoon Hato rose to nine, the government said on Friday, after rescuers found another body in an underground carpark and authorities scrambled to deal with the storm's aftermath and mounting public criticism.

22 Aug 2017

Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong back in dock days after being jailed

HONG KONG Less than a week after being jailed for unlawful assembly, Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong was summoned again to court on Tuesday for an ongoing contempt of court charge related to the 2014 "Occupy" pro-democracy protests.

21 Aug 2017

Hong Kong leader says jailed activists are not political prisoners

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday three student activists jailed for their roles in 2014 pro-democracy protests were not political prisoners and unreasonable criticism of the city's judiciary could damage the rule of law.

21 Aug 2017

Tens of thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

HONG KONG Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city's judiciary.

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