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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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07 Nov 2017

China to pledge more U.S. soy imports during Trump visit

BEIJING China will commit to buy more U.S. soybeans during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing this week, a U.S. industry official said, underlining the importance of trade in farm goods even as tensions grow between the world's top two economies.

25 Oct 2017

Factbox: Xi allies dominate China's new 25-member Politburo

While the new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee unveiled on Wednesday by China's ruling Communist Party was not packed with people regarded as close to President Xi Jinping, his allies dominate the new Politburo - the second tier in Beijing's power structure.

25 Oct 2017

Factbox: Xi allies dominate China's new 25-member Politburo

While the new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee unveiled on Wednesday by China's ruling Communist Party was not packed with people regarded as close to President Xi Jinping, his allies dominate the new Politburo - the second tier in Beijing's power structure.

25 Oct 2017

Factbox - Xi allies dominate China's new 25-member Politburo

While the new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee unveiled on Wednesday by China's ruling Communist Party was not packed with people regarded as close to President Xi Jinping, his allies dominate the new Politburo - the second tier in Beijing's power structure.

18 Oct 2017

China's Xi says can thwart Taiwan independence, Taiwan says democracy first

BEIJING/TAIPEI China has the resolve, confidence and ability to thwart any attempt by self-ruled Taiwan to declare independence, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, prompting Taipei to retort that only its people could decide their future.

18 Oct 2017

China's Xi says can thwart Taiwan independence, Taiwan says democracy first

BEIJING/TAIPEI China has the resolve, confidence and ability to thwart any attempt by self-ruled Taiwan to declare independence, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, prompting Taipei to retort that only its people could decide their future.

17 Oct 2017

China combat veteran, close ally of Xi, to get promotion - sources

BEIJING A close ally of President Xi Jinping is expected to be promoted to vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, four sources said, as Xi cements his control over the armed forces.

13 Oct 2017

China banking regulator, Hubei chief front runners to head central bank: sources

BEIJING China's top banking regulator Guo Shuqing and veteran banker Jiang Chaoliang are front runners to succeed Zhou Xiaochuan, the country's longest-serving central bank head who is likely to step down next year, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

12 Oct 2017

Factbox: Likely candidates for promotion to China's power apex

BEIJING President Xi Jinping of China is expected to place trusted allies in the Communist Party's apex of decision-making, the Politburo Standing Committee, during a reshuffle next week, according to multiple Chinese sources and foreign diplomats.

11 Oct 2017

China's Xi looks set to keep right-hand man on despite age

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to retain his right-hand man, the graft-buster Wang Qishan, in a senior position at a key Communist Party Congress this month even though he has reached retirement age, according to a majority of people with ties to the leadership interviewed by Reuters.

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