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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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18 Oct 2017

China's Xi says can thwart Taiwan independence, Taiwan says democracy first

BEIJING/TAIPEI China has the resolve, confidence and ability to thwart any attempt by self-ruled Taiwan to declare independence, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, prompting Taipei to retort that only its people could decide their future.

18 Oct 2017

China's Xi says can thwart Taiwan independence, Taiwan says democracy first

BEIJING/TAIPEI China has the resolve, confidence and ability to thwart any attempt by self-ruled Taiwan to declare independence, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, prompting Taipei to retort that only its people could decide their future.

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.

13 Oct 2017

China banking regulator, Hubei chief front runners to head central bank: sources

BEIJING China's top banking regulator Guo Shuqing and veteran banker Jiang Chaoliang are front runners to succeed Zhou Xiaochuan, the country's longest-serving central bank head who is likely to step down next year, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

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.

08 Sep 2017

Sweeping change in China's military points to more firepower for Xi

BEIJING China's military is preparing a sweeping leadership reshuffle, dropping top generals, including two that sources say are under investigation for corruption.

04 Sep 2017

All the president's men: China's politburo line-up a measure of Xi's power

BEIJING President Xi Jinping of China is expected to place trusted allies in the Communist Party's key decision-making Politburo during a leadership reshuffle at the 19th party Congress this autumn, according to multiple Chinese sources and foreign diplomats.

04 Sep 2017

Senior Chinese military officer questioned over suspected graft - sources

BEIJING A senior military officer who sits on China's powerful Central Military Commission, which is headed by President Xi Jinping, is being questioned on suspicion of corruption, three sources familiar with the situation said.

01 Sep 2017

Xi's power on parade as China party congress looms

BEIJING The recent scene at a dusty Inner Mongolia military base provided evidence of Chinese President Xi Jinping's consolidation of political power, even as he faces pushback from some quarters in his ruling Communist Party ahead of a critical gathering next month.

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