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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

06 Dec 2017

Hong Kong's premium office space ranked world's most expensive

HONG KONG Hong Kong's premium office space has topped the charts as the world's most expensive for the second consecutive year, outpacing prices in No. 2 Midtown New York by 66 percent, according to property consultancy JLL.

30 Nov 2017

Hong Kong private home prices hit record high for 12th straight month

HONG KONG Hong Kong private home prices edged up for the 12th straight month in October, extending a record-breaking run of consecutive monthly gains and adding to home ownership constraints in one of the world's most expensive property markets.

24 Nov 2017

Looming national security laws raise fresh fears for Hong Kong's freedoms

HONG KONG Amid calls from Hong Kong's pro-Beijing elite for sweeping new national security laws, government advisers and lawyers say the legislation is likely to be tougher than proposals shelved 14 years ago, raising fears about the city's cherished freedoms.

16 Nov 2017

China pushes Hong Kong not to "shirk duty" to enact contentious security law

HONG KONG A Chinese official admonished Hong Kong on Thursday for failing to introduce a national security law, ramping up pressure on the former British colony to enact the contentious Article 23 that critics say will further choke its freedoms.

31 Oct 2017

Hong Kong to host 2022 Gay Games as LGBT acceptance grows in parts of Asia

HONG KONG Hong Kong will host the 2022 Gay Games, fighting off bids from cities in the United States and Mexico to become the first Asian city to stage the sports and cultural event. | Video

17 Oct 2017

China factories grapple with soaring prices as pollution crackdown bites

GUANGZHOU, China Chinese exporters at the country's biggest trade fair are more optimistic about global demand now than six months ago but Beijing's crackdown on pollution is ramping up costs and product prices, hurting smaller factories and foreign buyers.

13 Oct 2017

Hong Kong leader can't rule out barring even former governor Patten as China flexes muscles

HONG KONG Hong Kong's leader denied on Friday that China had taken over immigration controls in the city after a British activist was refused entry, but she couldn't rule out barring even the last colonial governor and frequent China critic, Chris Patten.

13 Oct 2017

Nine Hong Kong democracy activists found guilty of criminal contempt

HONG KONG A Hong Kong court on Friday found nine pro-democracy activists guilty of criminal contempt of court for refusing to leave a protest site during the 2014 "Occupy" demonstrations which brought major roads in the city to a halt.

12 Oct 2017

China says it has right to bar people from Hong Kong after British activist expelled

HONG KONG/BEIJING China said on Thursday it had the right to bar people from Hong Kong, a day after a British activist was denied entry to the former British colony, and that it had complained to Britain after it demanded an explanation.

11 Oct 2017

Pricey property leaves Hong Kong families struggling to buy own home

HONG KONG When Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam officially announced a new "Starter Homes" scheme on Wednesday to help middle-class families own their first home, 27-year-old bank employee Jeffrey Chan was left unmoved.

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