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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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17 Oct 2017

China combat veteran, close ally of Xi, to get promotion - sources

BEIJING A close ally of President Xi Jinping is expected to be promoted to vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, four sources said, as Xi cements his control over the armed forces.

17 Oct 2017

China's precedent-breaking Xi Jinping gets set to bolster his power

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to amass even greater power at a Communist Party Congress this week, promoting close allies, having his guiding thought enshrined in the party constitution and possibly assuming a title to put him on par with Mao Zedong. | Video

12 Oct 2017

China says it has right to bar people from Hong Kong after British activist expelled

HONG KONG/BEIJING China said on Thursday it had the right to bar people from Hong Kong, a day after a British activist was denied entry to the former British colony, and that it had complained to Britain after it demanded an explanation.

12 Oct 2017

Factbox: Likely candidates for promotion to China's power apex

BEIJING President Xi Jinping of China is expected to place trusted allies in the Communist Party's apex of decision-making, the Politburo Standing Committee, during a reshuffle next week, according to multiple Chinese sources and foreign diplomats.

11 Oct 2017

China's Xi looks set to keep right-hand man on despite age

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to retain his right-hand man, the graft-buster Wang Qishan, in a senior position at a key Communist Party Congress this month even though he has reached retirement age, according to a majority of people with ties to the leadership interviewed by Reuters.

02 Oct 2017

Trump zu Tillerson - Dialog mit Nordkorea Zeitverschwendung

Washington/Peking US-Präsident Donald Trump hat die Bemühungen seines Außenministers Rex Tillerson um eine diplomatische Lösung des Nordkorea-Konflikts als sinnlos bezeichnet.

01 Oct 2017

USA strecken in Atomkonflikt Fühler nach Nordkorea aus

Peking Nach der Kriegsrhetorik der vergangenen Wochen gehen die USA einen Schritt auf Nordkorea zu und loten die Bereitschaft der Führung in Pjöngjang zum direkten Dialog aus.

01 Oct 2017

U.S. directly communicating with North Korea, seeks dialogue

BEIJING The United States said on Saturday it was directly communicating with North Korea on its nuclear and missile programs but Pyongyang had shown no interest in dialogue. | Video

30 Sep 2017

China's Chongqing vows purge of former leader's "vile influence"

BEIJING The southwestern Chinese megalopolis of Chongqing will purge the "vile influence" of its former top official Sun Zhengcai after he was expelled from the Communist Party for corruption, the city government said, praising the move as "brilliant".

28 Sep 2017

Leaving nothing to chance, China increases security, social control before Congress

BEIJING China is tightening security for next month's twice-a-decade Communist Party Congress, cancelling police leave in Beijing, limiting tourism to Tibet, and clamping down on the spread of political rumours.

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