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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 Jan 2018

China's #MeToo movement in colleges initially encouraged by authorities, then frustrated

BEIJING After declaring they were ready to fight sexual harassment on university campuses, the Chinese authorities now appear to be seeking to contain a nascent #MeToo movement. | Video

30 Jan 2018

Detained Chinese rights lawyer charged with subversion of state power - wife

BEIJING The wife of detained Chinese rights lawyer Yu Wensheng said on Tuesday her husband had been charged with "inciting subversion of state power" and that police have summonsed her after she gave interviews to foreign media.

24 Jan 2018

EU ambassador says he expects release of Swedish citizen detained by China

BEIJING The European Union's ambassador to China on Wednesday said he expected Chinese authorities to immediately release Swedish citizen and Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai, echoing demands from Stockholm.

23 Jan 2018

Chinese authorities disbar second rights lawyer in two weeks

BEIJING Authorities in China's southern province of Guangdong have cancelled the legal licence of human rights lawyer Sui Muqing, he told Reuters on Tuesday, a week after another prominent rights lawyer was detained following similar punishment.

19 Jan 2018

China detains rights lawyer critical of President Xi Jinping - wife

BEIJING Beijing authorities on Friday took outspoken rights lawyer Yu Wensheng into custody as he was taking his child to school, his wife told Reuters, days after Yu said he was stripped of his legal licence for criticizing President Xi Jinping.

17 Jan 2018

Muslim county in China bans children from religious events over break

BEIJING A mostly Muslim county in western China has banned children from attending religious events over a winter break, an education bureau said in a notice posted online, as authorities step up control of religious education.

16 Jan 2018

China rights lawyer says legal licence revoked after criticising President Xi Jinping

BEIJING A prominent Chinese rights lawyer who wrote an open letter criticising President Xi Jinping said on Monday that authorities had revoked his licence to practice law.

12 Jan 2018

Beijing professor dismissed as sexual harassment allegations spark campus activism

BEIJING A professor in China accused of sexually harassing students under his supervision has been removed from teaching posts by a top Beijing university, in a case that has sparked national media coverage and a nascent #MeToo movement in the country.

27 Dec 2017

China says part of Hong Kong rail station to be subject to mainland laws

BEIJING/HONG KONG China's parliament on Wednesday said part of a high-speed railway station being built in Hong Kong would be regarded as mainland territory governed by mainland laws, an unprecedented move that critics say further erodes the city's autonomy.

26 Dec 2017

China hands down harshest sentence yet in crackdown on activists

BEIJING China sentenced a prominent rights activist to eight years in jail for subversion on Tuesday, his lawyer said, the harshest sentence passed in a government crackdown on activism that began more than two years ago.

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