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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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16 Dec 2017

China, UK vow to bolster economic cooperation, speed up stock connect plan

BEIJING China and Britain have vowed to continue and strengthen cooperation on a wide range of economic, financial and trade issues, including speeding the introduction of a London-Shanghai stock connect program.

16 Dec 2017

Britain looking at distinct trade deal with EU: finance minister

BEIJING British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Saturday it is likely Britain will want to negotiate a bespoke arrangement for a future trade deal with the European Union, rather than copying existing arrangements like the Canada-EU deal.

15 Dec 2017

Britain eyes closer Belt and Road cooperation with China

BEIJING/LONDON Britain wants closer cooperation with China over its landmark Belt and Road infrastructure scheme, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday at the start of a Beijing trip on which he hopes to seal a billion pounds ($1.34 billion) in deals.

15 Dec 2017

China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula

BEIJING The crisis over North Korea's weapons programs must be resolved through talks, not war, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of "sleepwalking" into conflict.

12 Dec 2017

South Korea's Moon, China's Xi to talk North Korea, trade in Beijing summit

SEOUL/BEIJING Curbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions will top South Korean President Moon Jae-in's agenda in Beijing during a visit this week aimed at breaking the ice after a furious row over Seoul's deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system.

12 Dec 2017

S.Korea's Moon, China's Xi to talk N.Korea, trade in Beijing summit

SEOUL/BEIJING, Dec 12 Reining in North Korea's nuclear ambitions will top South Korean President Moon Jae-in's agenda in Beijing during a visit this week aimed at breaking the ice after a furious row with China over Seoul's deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system.

11 Dec 2017

China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat

BEIJING/TAIPEI A threat by a senior Chinese diplomat to invade Taiwan the instant any U.S. warship visits the self-ruled island has sparked a war of words, with Taipei accusing Beijing of failing to understand what democracy means.

23 Nov 2017

China grants economic aid to Djibouti, site of overseas military base

BEIJING China on Thursday offered loans to Djibouti, the site of its first overseas military base, as the Horn of Africa state's leader told President Xi Jinping he considered himself a great friend of the Asian giant.

22 Nov 2017

Few tears in China as old friend Mugabe ousted in Zimbabwe

BEIJING China is shedding few tears over the ousting of its old friend Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe, fed up with the ruinous state of its economy and confident a new government will not antagonize China or change course on policies towards it. | Video

22 Nov 2017

Few tears in China as old friend Mugabe ousted in Zimbabwe

BEIJING China is shedding few tears over the ousting of its old friend Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe, fed up with the ruinous state of its economy and confident a new government will not antagonise China or change course on policies towards it. | Video

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