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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

10 May 2018

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing steps down, son Victor now holds reins

HONG KONG Hong Kong's richest man, Li Ka-shing, held his last meeting with shareholders on Thursday and handed to his eldest son the keys to his $35.3 billion (26 billion pounds) empire, bringing to a close a rags-to-riches story that made him an icon in the financial hub.

24 Apr 2018

China captures arson suspect in karaoke lounge blaze that killed 18

HONG KONG Police in southern China on Tuesday captured a man suspected to have started a blaze in a karaoke TV lounge that killed 18 people, shortly after authorities offered a reward for information on his whereabouts. | Video

17 Apr 2018

Exclusive: Chinese exporters concerned about U.S.-China trade spat - survey

GUANGZHOU, China As Washington and Beijing face off in a simmering trade dispute, Chinese exporters are expressing concerns about an escalation, although many say they expect the worst to be averted as negotiations continue.

13 Apr 2018

U.S. trade war fears ripple through China's 'workshop of the world'

DONGGUAN, China Allan Chau, the general manager of a Chinese factory making precision metal parts for U.S. customers, is still calling it a "proposed" trade war, but that hasn't stopped him from planning for the worst. | Video

13 Apr 2018

Focus: U.S. trade war fears ripple through China's 'workshop of the world'

DONGGUAN, China Allan Chau, the general manager of a Chinese factory making precision metal parts for U.S. customers, is still calling it a "proposed" trade war, but that hasn't stopped him from planning for the worst.

03 Apr 2018

As China tightens squeeze, soul searching for Hong Kong's democracy movement

HONG KONG Hong Kong's once thriving pro-democracy movement, weighed down by growing pessimism among its supporters over China's ever-increasing control in the city, is facing a crisis of confidence about its future. | Video

02 Apr 2018

For one Catholic parish in China, division and confusion as historic deal looms

YINGTAN, China Like many Chinese Catholics, Lin Jinqing was shocked when news trickled through to him of an impending deal between Beijing and the Vatican that would end a long dispute over control of the Church in China. | Video

28 Mar 2018

China detains 'underground' bishop with role in deal with Vatican

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Chinese authorities have detained an "underground" bishop who is being asked to take a subordinate role in the church as part of a landmark deal between the Vatican and China's Communist government, two sources said on Wednesday.

16 Mar 2018

A factory worker at 13, Hong Kong's iconic billionaire retires

HONG KONG Li Ka-shing's rise from penniless immigrant in 1940 to billionaire tycoon is the consummate success story in Hong Kong, a city which progressed alongside him from trading outpost to one of the world's biggest financial centers.

16 Mar 2018

Newsmaker: A factory worker at 13, Hong Kong's iconic billionaire retires

HONG KONG Li Ka-shing's rise from penniless immigrant in 1940 to billionaire tycoon is the consummate success story in Hong Kong, a city which progressed alongside him from trading outpost to one of the world's biggest financial centres.

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