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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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19 May 2017

China says willing to put South Korea ties back on track, urges THAAD resolution

BEIJING China wants to put ties with South Korea back on a "normal track", President Xi Jinping said on Friday, but Beijing also urged Seoul to respect its concerns and resolve tensions over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system that it opposes.

19 May 2017

China's Xi says willing to put S.Korea ties back on track

BEIJING, May 19 Chinese President Xi Jinping told a visiting South Korean envoy on Friday that he was willing to put relations with Seoul back on a normal track after ties were soured by the United States placing an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea.

16 May 2017

China's new Silk Road promises trade and riches, with President Xi at helm

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping and 29 other heads of state on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to build an open economy and ensure free and inclusive trade, under the ambitious Belt and Road initiative led by Beijing. | Video

15 May 2017

Spare jackets, no questions for Xi: China works to ensure smooth Silk Road summit

BEIJING India didn't show up. North Korea did, to the annoyance of the United States. And Pyongyang threatened to steal the show by firing a ballistic missile that landed less than 100 km from Russia.

15 May 2017

Spare jackets, no questions for Xi: China works to ensure smooth Silk Road summit

BEIJING India didn't show up. North Korea did, to the annoyance of the United States. And Pyongyang threatened to steal the show by firing a ballistic missile that landed less than 100 km from Russia.

13 May 2017

China says all welcome at Silk Road forum after U.S. complains over North Korea

BEIJING China welcomes all countries to a forum this weekend on China's new Silk Road plan, the foreign ministry said on Saturday, after the United States warned China that North Korea's attendance could affect other countries' participation.

12 May 2017

Exclusive: U.S. complains to China about North Korea's attendance at Silk Road summit

BEIJING/SHANGHAI The United States warned China on Friday that North Korea's attendance at a weekend summit on China's new Silk Road could affect the participation of other countries, casting a shadow over what is Beijing's biggest diplomatic event of 2017.

11 May 2017

Ambition to meet reality as China gathers world for Silk Road summit

BEIJING When leaders of 28 nations gather in Beijing next week for a summit to map out China's ambitious new Silk Road project, one question is likely to be on attendees' minds - what exactly is the Belt and Road Initiative? | Video

11 May 2017

Syria says up to 5,000 Chinese Uighurs fighting in militant groups

BEIJING Up to 5,000 ethnic Uighurs from China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang are fighting in various militant groups in Syria, the Syrian ambassador to China said on Monday, adding that Beijing should be extremely concerned about it.

09 May 2017

China insurance regulator says loopholes should be plugged

BEIJING The China Insurance Regulatory Commission said on Sunday that regulatory loopholes should be plugged and supervision stepped up to the overcome shortcomings.

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