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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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6:29pm IST

Chinese media says U.S. has 'delusions' as impact of trade war spreads

BEIJING/SHANGHAI U.S. protectionism is self-defeating and a "symptom of paranoid delusions" that must not distract China from its path to modernization, Chinese media said on Friday as Beijing kept up with its war of words with Washington while markets wilted. | Video

6:10pm IST

Chinese media says U.S. has 'delusions' as impact of trade war spreads

BEIJING/SHANGHAI U.S. protectionism is self-defeating and a "symptom of paranoid delusions" that must not distract China from its path to modernisation, Chinese media said on Friday as Beijing kept up with its war of words with Washington while markets wilted. | Video

20 Jun 2018

China's Xi praises North Korea's Kim for Trump summit, promises support

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, lauding the "positive" outcome of his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump and promising unwavering friendship. | Video

16 Jun 2018

Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smoldering trade war between the world's two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind. | Video

07 Jun 2018

China looks to bolster militancy fight at security summit

BEIJING China will seek to bolster the fight against extremism at a regional security summit this weekend with some of its closest diplomatic allies, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.

04 Jun 2018

U.S. urges China to account for the 'ghosts' of Tiananmen

BEIJING/HONG KONG The United States urged China to make a full public account of a crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989 as tens of thousands in Hong Kong held a candlelight vigil for the victims. | Video

04 Jun 2018

China says in principle door is open to trade talks with U.S.

BEIJING China's door to talks is open in principle, the country's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, a day after Beijing warned that any trade and business deals reached with Washington would be void if the United States implemented tariffs.

04 Jun 2018

Talks end with China warning trade benefits at risk if U.S. imposes tariffs

BEIJING China warned the United States on Sunday that any agreements reached on trade and business between the two countries will be void if Washington implements tariffs and other trade measures, as the two ended their latest round of talks in Beijing. | Video

03 Jun 2018

U.S. trade mission seeks structural changes to China's economy: Mnuchin

BEIJING/WHISTLER, British Columbia The United States wants trade talks in Beijing this weekend to result in structural changes to China's economy, in addition to increased Chinese purchases of American goods, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday. | Video

02 Jun 2018

U.S. Commerce chief set for China trade talks amid metals tariff rancour

BEIJING U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is proceeding with plans for trade talks in Beijing on Saturday, U.S. officials said, after the Trump administration launched steel and aluminium tariffs on Western allies and renewed its tariff threats against China.

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