Edward White
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Edward White is an International Editor with The News Lens International. 
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2017/05/08 | Edward White
INTERVIEW: Trump, Venezuela and the Riddle of Freeing a Taiwanese Activist from China
As the wife of a Taiwanese man detained in China travels to the U.S. and Europe to lobby the international community for support, a prominent U.S. human rights lawyer sees several reasons for optimism as to why Trump may not be so bad on human rights after all.
2017/04/19 | Edward White
Chinese Activist who Failed to Gain Asylum in Taiwan Faces 'Legitimate Threat'
'One thing that makes political asylum from China widely accepted in many other countries – the United States and many European countries – nowadays is because it is quite difficult to predict what might happen when they go back; that itself is a clear danger for that person.'
2017/04/16 | Edward White
Will Taiwan Accept Chinese Asylum Seeker?
The lack of an asylum law in Taiwan opens up the case of the Chinese activist seeking asylum to administrative discretion. But an American lawyer in Taipei does not expect the man to be deported.
2017/04/10 | Edward White
Taiwanese Undeterred Despite Torture Concerns for NGO Worker Detained in China
It may be a long road to freedom for the Taiwanese NGO worker detained in China but local political activists say Chinese actions will only strengthen their resolve.
2017/04/06 | Edward White
ANALYSIS: Taiwan Holds Its Breath as Trump Meets Xi
Ahead of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping, eight Taiwan and China experts share their expectations with The News Lens.
2017/03/27 | Edward White
Why Everyone is Worried about Cambodia, Again
‘There is a widespread discontent with the government…It may be just a matter of time until the pressure cooker bursts.’
2017/03/25 | Edward White
Blogger Amos Yee Granted Asylum in United States; Judge Slams Singapore's Persecution
The judge concluded that Yee's 2015 arrest and convictions clearly constituted past persecution on account of Yee's political opinion.
2017/03/20 | Edward White
Smooth Sailing in Cross-Strait Trade?
China-Taiwan trade statistics for 2016 were released earlier today.
2017/03/15 | Edward White
Towards the Endgame for Malaysia's Najib
'If there is an indictment in the DoJ case in the United States where Najib is named directly, then he is toast.'
2017/03/01 | Edward White
Warnings for Taiwanese after Beijing’s Latest Removals of Taiwan Affairs Officials
'The CCP wouldn't admit its approach to Taiwan has completely failed,' says J. Michael Cole, a senior non-resident fellow at the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute.
2017/02/23 | Edward White
ISIS Crowdsourcing ‘Lone Wolves’ Heightens Risks for Southeast Asia
With the advent of ISIS crowdsourcing, countering the organization’s expansion beyond the Middle East will be an arduous task.
2017/02/07 | Edward White
Indonesia Under Fire for ‘HIV-Free’ Scholarship
An estimated 690,000 people were living with HIV in Indonesia in 2015, including 17,000 children.
2017/02/06 | Edward White
INTERVIEW: Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong Goes Global
Blacklisted in much of Asia but welcomed in Washington: as the world gets to know Joshua Wong, the 20-year-old political activist just hopes to make a difference to Hong Kong.
2017/02/02 | Edward White
Uber’s Taiwan Suspension: 'Digital Minister' Responds
Amid an ongoing regulatory battle with the government, Uber today said it would suspend operations in Taiwan.