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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

16 Mar 2018

Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing retires, says worked 'too long'

HONG KONG Hong Kong's richest man, Li Ka-shing, announced his retirement as chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd on Friday, bringing to a close a rags-to-riches story that made him a hero in the freewheeling capitalist hub. | Video

16 Mar 2018

Hong Kong moves towards banning booing Chinese national anthem

HONG KONG Hong Kong proposed new laws on Friday punishing mockery of the Chinese national anthem with up to three years in jail, mirroring new penalties in mainland China and raising fresh concerns over the city's promised freedoms.

12 Mar 2018

Hong Kong democratic opposition fails to regain veto power in legislature

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.

12 Mar 2018

Hong Kong democrats struggle to recapture lost ground in by-elections

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.

09 Mar 2018

Hong Kong by-elections seen as protest vote against China control

HONG KONG Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp is seeking to regain lost turf in crucial legislative by-elections on Sunday that it hopes will draw protest votes against perceived political screening and creeping control from Communist Party rulers in Beijing. | Video

13 Feb 2018

Hong Kong court rules pro-independence stance must bar standing for election

HONG KONG Hong Kong's High Court on Tuesday ruled in favour of barring a pro-independence activist from standing in an election, saying it is "fundamental" for lawmakers to accept the city as an inalienable part of China.

13 Feb 2018

Hong Kong Catholics step up opposition to Vatican deal with Beijing

HONG KONG Catholics in Hong Kong stepped up their opposition to a deal between the Vatican and Beijing on Monday with an all-night prayer vigil and an open letter warning of dire consequences for the faithful in the communist country.

09 Feb 2018

Cardinal says Vatican-China deal would put Catholics in communist cage

HONG KONG A senior Catholic cardinal accused the Vatican on Friday of acting "unfaithfully' in its rapprochement with China, saying it would put the country's some 12 million faithful in a bird cage controlled by the Communist Party.

06 Feb 2018

Hong Kong court frees three democracy leaders, but warns against future acts of dissent

HONG KONG Hong Kong's highest court freed three young leaders of the city's pro-democracy movement on Tuesday, including the public face of the protests, Joshua Wong, in a stark reversal of an earlier ruling, but it warned against future acts of dissent. | Video

02 Feb 2018

U.S. Congress members irk China by nominating Hong Kong activists for Nobel Peace Prize

HONG KONG A dozen members of the U.S. Congress have nominated Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and its most prominent student leader for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, prompting a denunciation from Beijing for interfering in China's affairs.


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