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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BEIJING China's producer price inflation slowed to a four-month low in November as factory activity softened due to the government's ongoing efforts to curb pollution, cooling demand from factories for raw materials.
BEIJING China's foreign exchange reserves rose for a 10th straight month in November, though slightly less than market expectations, as tight regulations and a strong yuan continued to discourage capital outflows.
BEIJING/HONG KONG China does not require foreign payment card companies to establish joint ventures with local partners to operate in the onshore market, the country's central bank said Wednesday.
BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and pollution. | Video
Peking Mit der Vision einer "neuen Ära" des chinesischen Sozialismus unter Führung einer noch stärkeren Kommunistischen Partei hat Präsident Xi Jinping am Mittwoch den alle fünf Jahre stattfindenden Parteikongress eröffnet.
BEIJING One woman, a performance artist from Taiwan, tied herself up with bras, but left her nipples exposed. Another artist, a Romanian woman in a bathing suit, had someone write the Chinese characters for "control" and "art" across her buttocks.
BEIJING China posted stronger-than-expected import growth in August, reinforcing views that the world's second-largest economy is still expanding at a healthy pace despite tighter policy.
BEIJING China's exports and imports grew much less than expected in July, raising concerns over whether global demand is starting to cool even as major Western central banks consider scaling back years of massive stimulus support. | Video
BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's central bank will take on a bigger role in macro-prudential management and in averting systemic risk in the financial system, President Xi Jinping said at a once-in-five-years government work conference that ended on Saturday.
BEIJING China's financial regulators are gathering in Beijing in a once-in-five-years huddle that many expect will formalize a greater coordination role for the central bank, but will stop short of pushing changes that could potentially destabilize the economy.
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