Edward White

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Edward White is a former editor of The News Lens International. 

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2016/08/25 | Edward White

UPDATE: Amos Yee Pleads Guilty to Three Charges of ‘Wounding Religious Feelings’

'Prosecutor said I didn't have to wound religious feelings to have intended to wound religious feelings.'

2016/09/23 | Edward White

Indonesia’s Migrant Maid Moratorium Creates New Avenues for Mid-East Trafficking

A moratorium on Indonesian women traveling to work in the Middle East is creating new avenues for exploitation.

2016/08/16 | Edward White

Taiwan Falls Short on Religious Freedom for Domestic Workers: Report

Taiwanese authorities appear to have finally noticed that despite the protections for religious freedom enshrined in the Constitution, hundreds of thousands of domestic workers are still unable to attend religious services. Meanwhile, institutionalized discrimination remains rife in China.

2016/10/12 | Edward White

Hong Kong’s 'Anti-Beijing' Legislators Ruffle Feathers Taking Oath

Despite warnings yesterday, Hong Kong's new generation of lawmakers are causing trouble on their first day in parliament.

2017/08/11 | Edward White

Security Beefed-Up as Taiwan’s Biggest-Ever Event is Politicized

Protests loom at a rare major sporting event in Taipei, as China continues to block Taiwan’s presence on the international stage.

2016/09/13 | Edward White

OP-ED: Thinning China News Options as SCMP Chinese Edition Falls

While questions remain over what was behind the surprise closure of the South China Morning Post’s Chinese-language website, the move is a major blow for China’s news audience.

2016/06/03 | Edward White

Tsai's First 100 Days Key for Investor Confidence: AmCham

A rapid turnaround of Taiwan’s economy is unlikely, but Tsai Ing-wen’s first 100 days in office will be critical for business confidence.

2016/11/02 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Waking from a Nightmare, 16 Years on Death Row in Taiwan

'I was afraid to sleep, in case I woke up back in jail.' A man wrongly convicted of kidnap and murder, speaks about his two decades on death row in Taiwan.

2016/06/22 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Jason Hsu, the New Face of Taiwan’s KMT

Can one young entrepreneur reboot the Kuomintang and change the face of politics in Taiwan?

2016/10/05 | Edward White

UK Experts in Taipei to Convince Taiwan to Drop Death Penalty

Recent calls from local activists and the international community for Taiwan to abolish the death penalty have fallen on deaf ears.

2016/08/30 | Edward White

Did the UN Redefine 'Hate Speech' over a Singaporean Blogger?

Singapore’s trial of a controversial blogger has led to a new standard for ‘hate speech,' an organization says.

2016/06/07 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Hong Kong's Joshua Wong Takes the Fight to Beijing

"The problem is, we are facing the largest communist regime in the 21st century. Sometimes, the largest enemy towards democracy is not the regime or the ruling class. It is the fear in our heart."

2016/06/24 | Edward White

[PHOTO STORY] Airline Strike Follows Years of Deteriorating Conditions

“They don’t treat us as human beings.” China Airlines staff say their health has been suffering as work conditions have steadily worsened in recent years.

2016/08/16 | Edward White

Singapore’s Controversial New Contempt of Court Bill Passes amid Growing Concern

The daughter of Singapore’s founding father says she is amazed more Singaporeans have not protested the new contempt of court laws.