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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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20 May 2018

Hollywood's China dreams get tangled in trade talks

BEIJING Hollywood's push for greater access to China's booming film market - delayed since last year - has become tangled in broader trade talks between Washington and Beijing, a potentially thorny position amid whipsawing trade relations.

18 May 2018

China local govt firm fails to repay $629 million loans in rare default - sources

BEIJING A firm controlled by a city government in China's Inner Mongolia region has failed to make interest and principal payments on nearly 4 billion yuan ($629 million) in off-balance sheet loans, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

17 May 2018

Sleepy pupils in the picture at high-tech Chinese school

BEIJING High school students in one Chinese school may want to think twice before dozing off in class. Artificially intelligent cameras with facial recognition tools will be watching.

16 May 2018

Didi's Hitch scrubs social features as passenger murder dents image

BEIJING China's biggest ride-sharing company, Didi Chuxing, will disable features such as profile pictures, ratings and public tags from its carpooling service, as it looks to win back trust after the killing of a female passenger sparked questions about safety.

11 May 2018

China's Didi apologises after killing of passenger sparks safety fears

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's biggest ride-sharing company apologised on Thursday over the killing of a passenger, apparently by her driver, and said it had to win back the trust of users after a "tragedy" that has sparked a widespread debate on Chinese social media.

30 Apr 2018

Wanda opens doors to Chinese film metropolis but turns focus back home

QINGDAO, China Wang Jianlin, the billionaire boss of China's Dalian Wanda Group, said on Saturday he will turn the northern port city of Qingdao into a global film production hub as he launched a sprawling studio complex in a ceremony attended by hundreds. | Video

28 Apr 2018

Wanda opens doors to Chinese film metropolis but turns focus back home

QINGDAO, China, April 28 Wang Jianlin, the billionaire boss of China's Dalian Wanda Group, said on Saturday he will turn the northern port city of Qingdao into a global film production hub as he launched a sprawling studio complex in a ceremony attended by hundreds.

27 Apr 2018

China's Hollywood romance sours amid trade war, debt fears

QINGDAO, China When Dalian Wanda, the Chinese conglomerate, announced in 2013 that it would build an $8 billion film studio in China to lure U.S. film producers, it did so with Hollywood flash.

25 Apr 2018

China carmaker GAC says trade war could hurt plans to enter U.S. market

BEIJING Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd (GAC) on Wednesday said a brewing trade war between China and the United States could hurt the Chinese automaker's plans to break into the U.S. market if tariff barriers were raised.

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