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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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Collapse of Trump-Kim summit threatens to deepen U.S.-China rift

BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatens further strain on U.S.-China ties amid a trade dispute that had been intertwined with Beijing's pressure on isolated Pyongyang.

21 May 2018

China's LGBT community treads cautiously amid intolerance

BEIJING China's LGBT advocates cautiously organised awareness-raising events across the country to celebrate International Anti-Homophobia Day on Thursday amid concern of growing intolerance towards LGBT causes. | Video

16 May 2018

Writers urge China to end house arrest of Liu Xia, wife of Nobel laureate

BEIJING More than two dozen writers, poets and artists on Wednesday called for the release of Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo, who has been under house arrest in China since her husband died in custody last year.

11 May 2018

Chinese censorship of Eurovision prompts LGBT community outcry

BEIJING A Chinese broadcaster's censorship of gay-themed content during this week's Eurovision Song Contest has fuelled an outcry among the country's LGBT community and prompted the European Broadcasting Union to halt its relationship with the channel.

04 May 2018

No regrets - Xi says Marxism still 'totally correct' for China

BEIJING The decision of China's ruling Communist Party to stick with the political theories of Karl Marx remains "totally correct", President Xi Jinping said ahead of the 200th anniversary of the German philosopher's birth on Saturday.

03 May 2018

Back to the future - Rejuvenating China pushes Marxism as 'true path'

BEIJING With chat shows claiming "Marx was Right" and cartoons of his wild youth, China has gone to great lengths to show that the theories of German philosopher Karl Marx are still relevant today, ahead of the 200th anniversary of his birth on Saturday.

16 Apr 2018

China's Sina Weibo reverses gay content clean-up after outcry

BEIJING China's Sina Weibo on Monday reversed a decision to remove gay content after outcry among gay Chinese who say the company had smeared homosexuality by lumping it with pornography as it tried to meet government censorship directives. | Video

16 Apr 2018

China's Sina Weibo reverses gay content clean-up after outcry

BEIJING China's Sina Weibo on Monday reversed a decision to remove gay content after outcry among gay Chinese who say the company had smeared homosexuality by lumping it with pornography as it tried to meet government censorship directives. | Video

16 Apr 2018

Families of Chinese activists face house arrest, harassment from 'smiling tigers'

BEIJING When a team of Chinese state security agents picked up Li Wenzu and then prevented her from leaving her own home last week, she was scared but not surprised.

11 Apr 2018

China keeps delaying talks on letting Liu Xiaobo’s widow leave the country – source

BEIJING China is repeatedly postponing discussions with Western governments on the possibility that Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, be allowed to leave the country, according to a source with direct knowledge of the case. | Video

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