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Edward White is International Editor with The News Lens. 

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2016/10/13 | Edward White

Report Slams Malaysia’s Crackdown on Free Speech, Political Dissent

An international human rights watchdog has slammed Malaysia’s ongoing crackdown on free speech and political dissent.

2016/12/05 | Edward White

Does Trump Spell the End for Kissinger’s China-U.S. Strategy?

Does the historic Trump-Tsai call mark the beginning of the end for America's long-held strategy with China?

2016/07/25 | Edward White

Beijing Shuts Down Investigative, Political Online News Programs

Beijing has banned original reporting in online news programs in what many commentators see as the latest move to restrict political dissent in China.

2016/06/27 | Edward White

Activists Seek Answers as China Detains Bloggers

Human rights activists call for answers as bloggers who exposed protests in China go missing.

2016/12/28 | Edward White

Trump’s Unlikely Ally: The Chinese Dissident

A high-profile Chinese dissident sees U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as a potential game changer for human rights in China.

2016/08/24 | Edward White

‘That’s a Couple of Weeks in Jail’ – Singaporean Blogger Tweets During Trial

Controversial blogger Amos Yee has pleaded guilty to two lighter charges, but still faces up to three years behind bars after turning down a plea bargain to charges of offending religious beliefs of Singaporeans.

2016/07/29 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Future Hangs in the Balance for HK Student Leader Nathan Law

Tense times: One of Hong Kong’s most iconic anti-Beijing student leaders is at a crossroads.     

2016/10/03 | Edward White

Popular Political Blog Goes Offline in China

Another day, another politically sensitive website disappears in China.

2016/12/03 | Edward White

Taiwan’s Opposition Questions Value of Trump-Tsai Phone Call

The conversation, which took place on Friday, is thought to be the first time a president or president-elect of the United States has directly talked to the leader of Taiwan since 1979.

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.

2016/11/28 | Edward White

Heat on DPP as Marriage Equality Draws Thousands to Streets

Pressure is mounting on Taiwan’s ruling party to advance marriage equality, as religious lobbying threatens to derail the passage of legislation.

2016/07/12 | Edward White

BREAKING: Philippines Win Landmark South China Sea Ruling

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has handed down its highly anticipated decision in the South China Sea dispute. Both Beijing and Taipei say they do not recognize the validity of the ruling.

2017/07/09 | Edward White

As Liu Xiaobo Enters Final Days, World Watches Xi’s Move — Lawyer

'If President Xi now decides he wants to keep Liu Xiaobo in China and silenced he will have to do so in the full view of the world knowing he is intentionally hastening his death.'

2016/10/24 | Edward White

Threats Against Turks in Taipei Referred to Police

Threats have been made against people associated with the so-called Gulen movement in Taiwan.

2016/08/02 | Edward White

Beijing Gains ‘Confession’, Guilty Plea from Human Rights Lawyers

Two key lawyers detained in Beijing’s massive crackdown on human rights activists last year may avoid more jail time after admitting guilt.