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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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31 Dec 2017

China December factory growth eases as tough pollution measures bite

BEIJING Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed slightly in December as a punishing crackdown on air pollution and a cooling property market start to weigh on the world's second-largest economy.

26 Dec 2017

China und Pakistan wollen Afghanen in "Neue Seidenstraße" einbinden

Peking Zu der als "Neue Seidenstraße" bekannten internationalen Wirtschaftskooperation Chinas soll nach Pakistan auch der gemeinsame Nachbar Afghanistan hinzustoßen.

26 Dec 2017

China, Pakistan to look at including Afghanistan in $57 billion economic corridor

BEIJING China and Pakistan will look at extending their $57 billion (42.63 billion pounds) China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, part of China's ambitious Belt and Road plan linking China with Asia, Europe and beyond.

25 Dec 2017

North Korea says new U.N. sanctions an act of war

BEIJING/SEOUL The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against it, North Korea's foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the measure. | Video

24 Dec 2017

North Korea says new U.N. sanctions an act of war

BEIJING/SEOUL The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against it, North Korea's foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the measure. | Video

21 Dec 2017

China jails 44 Taiwanese for fraud in case denounced by Taipei

BEIJING/TAIPEI A Beijing court on Thursday handed down jail sentences of up to 15 years to 85 people deported from Kenya for telecoms fraud, including 44 from self-ruled Taiwan, an island Beijing claims as its own which said vital evidence had been ignored.

20 Dec 2017

Beijing condemns Taiwan probe into tiny pro-China opposition party

BEIJING/TAIPEI China has condemned a Taiwan government probe into a tiny but passionately pro-China opposition party, the latest flashpoint between Beijing and a self-ruled island it considers its own.

16 Dec 2017

China, UK vow to bolster economic cooperation, speed up stock connect plan

BEIJING China and Britain have vowed to continue and strengthen cooperation on a wide range of economic, financial and trade issues, including speeding the introduction of a London-Shanghai stock connect program.

16 Dec 2017

Britain looking at distinct trade deal with EU: finance minister

BEIJING British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Saturday it is likely Britain will want to negotiate a bespoke arrangement for a future trade deal with the European Union, rather than copying existing arrangements like the Canada-EU deal.

15 Dec 2017

Britain eyes closer Belt and Road cooperation with China

BEIJING/LONDON Britain wants closer cooperation with China over its landmark Belt and Road infrastructure scheme, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday at the start of a Beijing trip on which he hopes to seal a billion pounds in deals.

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