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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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11:20am IST

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.

8:16am IST

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

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.

17 Nov 2017

After ditching Taiwan, China says Panama will get the help it needs

BEIJING China will provide Panama with whatever help it needs after the Central American country ditched long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan in June, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday after talks between the two countries' presidents.

10 Nov 2017

Trump praises 'productive' China talks, but tough action seen ahead

BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump lauded his Beijing meetings on trade and North Korea as "very productive", ending a visit which Chinese media declared set a "new blueprint" for handling ties, even as the White House looks set for tougher action on China.

02 Nov 2017

China's Xi says hopes to promote relations with North Korea: KCNA

SEOUL/BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping replied to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's congratulatory message on China's Communist Party Congress, saying he hopes to promote ties between the two countries, North Korea's state news agency said on Thursday.

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