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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 Sep 2018

Venezuela's Maduro travels to China in search of fresh funds

CARACAS/BEIJING Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is travelling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans.

14 Sep 2018

CORRECTED-UPDATE 6-Venezuela's Maduro travels to China in search of fresh funds

CARACAS/BEIJING, Sept 13 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is traveling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans.

12 Sep 2018

Chinese activists renew push for same-sex marriage in their thousands

BEIJING Chinese activists are rallying in their thousands to renew a push for same-sex marriage, making use of a rare window of opportunity to suggest revisions to a draft piece of legislation to include legal protections for the gay community.

10 Sep 2018

China outlaws large underground Protestant church in Beijing

BEIJING Beijing city authorities have banned one of the largest unofficial Protestant churches in the city and confiscated "illegal promotional materials", amid a deepening crackdown on China's "underground" churches.

07 Sep 2018

China warns UK ties at risk after warship mission

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China on Friday warned Britain ties were at risk unless it took steps to "rectify" the situation, after a British warship sailed close to South China Sea islands claimed by China, while a major newspaper said sealing a free trade deal could now be harder.

05 Sep 2018

Inspired by #MeToo, student activists target inequality in China

HUIZHOU, China At 1 am on April 23, Yue Xin was rudely awakened in her dormitory at China's prestigious Peking University by her mother and a faculty adviser.

04 Sep 2018

China says its funding helps Africa develop, not stack up debt

BEIJING China is helping Africa develop, not pile up debt, a top Chinese official said on Tuesday, as the government pushes back against criticism it is loading the continent with an unsustainable burden during a major summit in Beijing. | Video

04 Sep 2018

China's Xi offers another $60 billion to Africa, but says no to 'vanity' projects

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping offered another $60 billion (£46.5 billion) in financing for Africa on Monday and wrote off some debt for poorer African nations, while warning against funds going towards "vanity projects". | Video

03 Sep 2018

China schnürt neues Anreizpaket für Afrika - 60 Mrd Dollar

Peking Zuschüsse, zinslose Darlehen, Importhilfen: China bietet Afrika für die kommenden drei Jahre erneut eine Finanzspritze von 60 Milliarden Dollar (51,7 Milliarden Euro) an.

01 Sep 2018

RPT-Trains delayed: Ethiopia debt woes curtail China funding

ADDIS ABABA/BEIJING, Sept 1 Ethiopia has been lauded by experts from China's ruling Communist Party as a "model country" in Beijing's $126 billion Belt and Road initiative to build rail, road and sea links tying China to Eurasia and Africa.

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