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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

14 Aug 2018

China angered at new U.S. defense act, to assess content

BEIJING China on Tuesday condemned measures targeting it in a new U.S. defense act, saying it exaggerated antagonism and that Beijing would take a close look at aspects that beef up the role of a U.S. panel that reviews foreign investment proposals.

10 Aug 2018

China paper rebuts trade war criticism, says 'an elephant can't hide'

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's top newspaper rebutted growing criticism in government circles that Beijing should have taken a lower profile to head off its trade war with the United States, saying on Friday that, like an elephant, China cannot hide its size and strength. | Video

10 Aug 2018

Handelsstreit mit USA lässt es in Chinas Führung knirschen

Peking Die Eskalation des Handelsstreits mit den USA löst offenbar Spannungen innerhalb der Führung in Peking aus.

09 Aug 2018

Handling of U.S. trade dispute causes rift in Chinese leadership - sources

BEIJING A growing trade war with the United States is causing rifts within China's Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the U.S. position, according to four sources close to the government.

09 Aug 2018

Chinese exports accelerate even as Trump escalates trade war

BEIJING China's exports surged more than expected in July despite U.S. duties and its closely watched surplus with the United States remained near record highs, as the world's two major economic powers ramp up a bitter dispute that some fear could derail global growth. | Video

08 Aug 2018

China reagiert auf neue US-Zölle mit Gegenmaßnahmen

Washington/Peking Die USA und China haben eine neue Runde im Handelsstreit eingeläutet: Das Handelsministerium in Peking kündigte am Mittwoch Abgaben von 25 Prozent auf amerikanische Einfuhren im Volumen von 16 Milliarden Dollar an.

08 Aug 2018

USA legen im Handelsstreit nach - Neue Zölle gegen China

Washington/Peking Die USA haben eine neue Runde im Handelsstreit mit China eingeläutet: Importe aus der Volksrepublik im Volumen von 16 Milliarden Dollar sollen ab dem 23. August mit Zöllen von 25 Prozent belastet werden, kündigte das Büro des US-Handelsbeauftragten an.

02 Aug 2018

China stands its ground after Trump amps up tariff threats

BEIJING/WASHINGTON China vowed on Thursday to retaliate if the United States acted on a threat to raise tariffs on the Asian nation's exports, fuelling fears in financial markets that the trade war between the world's two biggest economies would escalate.

02 Aug 2018

Trump administration adds to China trade pressure with higher tariff plan

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ratchet up pressure on China for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, his administration said on Wednesday.

30 Jul 2018

China tempts Britain with free trade, says door to U.S. talks open

BEIJING China offered Britain talks on a post-Brexit free trade deal on Monday, reaching out to London as Beijing remains mired in an increasingly bitter trade war with Washington, even as a senior Chinese diplomat reiterated its door remained open for dialogue. | Video

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