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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 Jul 2018

Flights cancelled as Taiwan battens down for powerful typhoon

TAIPEI Taiwan braced for Typhoon Maria on Tuesday, prompting school closures and the cancellations of hundreds of flights amid warnings of landslides and floods on the island.

08 Jul 2018

U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

WASHINGTON/TAIPEI Two U.S. warships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday on a voyage that will likely be viewed in the self-ruled island as a sign of support by President Donald Trump amid heightened tension with China.

04 Jul 2018

China blocks Micron sales amid U.S. trade tensions, chip battle

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI A Chinese court has temporarily barred Micron Technology Inc from selling its main semiconductor products in the world's biggest memory chip market, citing violation of patents held by Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) .

22 Jun 2018

Taiwan's Foxconn calls Sino-U.S. trade spat a 'tech war'

TAIPEI Foxconn, the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer, on Friday said the U.S. and Chinese governments are engaged in a technology war, not a trade war, describing the spat as the biggest challenge the Taiwanese company is facing.

21 Jun 2018

Taiwan's central bank keeps rates on hold, export orders top forecasts

TAIPEI Taiwan's central bank left its policy interest rate unchanged on Thursday, with robust export orders helping to keep the economy on a solid growth path even amid China-U.S. trade tensions.

19 Jun 2018

Chinese cyber attacks on Taiwan government becoming harder to detect: source

TAIPEI Cyber attacks from China on Taiwan's government computers are becoming more difficult to detect, a source close to government discussions said, as hackers increasingly use online platforms such as search engines to break into systems.

12 Jun 2018

U.S. shows new de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

TAIPEI The United States unveiled a new $256 million representative office in Taiwan's capital on Tuesday, a de facto embassy that underscores Washington's strategic ties with the democratic, self-ruled island as it faces escalating tensions with China. | Video

07 Jun 2018

Taiwan holds large-scale military drills amid China tensions

TAICHUNG, Taiwan Taiwan simulated repelling an invading force on Thursday and used civilian-operated drones for the first time as part of annual military drills on the self-ruled island amid escalating tensions with China. | Video

06 Jun 2018

Foxconn looks for its next act but faces risks as it diversifies

TAIPEI/SHENZHEN, China Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer that rose to global prominence as the manufacturer of the Apple iPhone, is trying to reinvent itself as smartphone sales plateau and Apple Inc diversifies its supplier base.

29 May 2018

Taiwan welcomes Haiti president as China chips away at allies

TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen welcomed the leader of the Caribbean nation of Haiti with a military salute on Tuesday on his first official trip to Taipei, as China ramps up the pressure to lure away Taiwan's friends.

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