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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HONG KONG Li Ka-shing's rise from penniless immigrant in 1940 to billionaire tycoon is the consummate success story in Hong Kong, a city which progressed alongside him from trading outpost to one of the world's biggest financial centers.
HONG KONG Li Ka-shing's rise from penniless immigrant in 1940 to billionaire tycoon is the consummate success story in Hong Kong, a city which progressed alongside him from trading outpost to one of the world's biggest financial centres.
HONG KONG As Hong Kong's judges and senior lawyers paraded in ceremonial wigs and gowns on Jan 8 to mark the start of the legal year, anxieties over China's growing reach into the city's vaunted legal system swirled with the wintry winds.
HONG KONG Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp failed on Monday to regain some veto power in the city's legislature in a pivotal by-election, struggling to draw what they hoped would be protest votes against creeping control from Communist Party rulers in Beijing.
HONG KONG A low turnout in by-elections in Hong Kong on Sunday raised alarms among the city's pro-democracy camp as its candidates struggled to gain sufficient seats to win back a legislative veto bloc and a recount was ordered in one closely fought district.
HONG KONG The Hong Kong dollar extended its slide to a fresh 33-year trough on Friday, a day after the city's de facto central bank said it may not intervene until the currency peg touches the floor of its trading band.
HONG KONG Hong Kong rolled out tax cuts, relief measures and capital spending in an expansionary budget on Wednesday, after the city racked up a hefty budget surplus, targeting investments in high-technology industries to help raise its competitiveness.
HONG KONG Strong consumption, as well as frothy stock and real estate markets likely bolstered Hong Kong's economic growth in the fourth quarter, but higher U.S. interest rates and easing China capital inflows may pose broader risks to growth this year.
HONG KONG Hong Kong's new justice secretary on Wednesday vowed not to resign despite a scandal over unauthorised structures in her home that called into question her integrity as the Asian financial hub's top legal official.
HONG KONG A Chinese decision that part of a Hong Kong train station would be subject to Chinese law and enforcement was a blow against the city's independent legal system, the city's bar association chief said on Monday.