Edward White

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

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2016/07/26 | Edward White

Japan Stabbing Spree Leaves 19 Dead, 20 Seriously Wounded

A stabbing spree near Tokyo that left 19 people dead overnight is considered “one of the worst single-perpetrator mass murders in postwar Japan.”

2016/11/14 | Edward White

Let's Talk About Sex, Taiwan

Government health experts in Taiwan want to normalize conversations about sex and relationships in hope of stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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.

2016/07/12 | Edward White

U.K. Tries to Quell Brexit Fears in Taipei

'If I can reassure you, and get that into your papers and broadcast media, that is what I am seeking to do here.'

2016/10/20 | Edward White

Flying Blind: Mental Health Testing in Taiwan’s Courts

With no guidelines, few rules and little experience, medical experts, academics, lawyers and judges in Taiwan are flying blind when it comes to testing criminal suspects for psychological and psychiatric issues.

2016/10/12 | Edward White

Indonesian LGBT Activists Wary on Gay Sex Ban Court Decision

The anti-LGBT sentiment that swept through Indonesia earlier this year appears to have mellowed somewhat in recent months. But efforts by conservative religious groups to marginalize the LGBT community continue.

2016/08/04 | Edward White

Thailand Referendum a ‘Vote at the Barrel of a Gun'

Politicians from around Southeast Asia have hit out at the constitutional referendum taking place in Thailand on Sunday.

2017/06/19 | Edward White

Taiwan’s Domestic Violence Epidemic: Abuse Reported Every 5 Minutes

Suffering in silence: statistics from the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation expose alarming rates of domestic violence in Taiwan, mostly against women.

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.

2016/12/06 | Edward White

China’s Secretive Detention System Exposed

In January 2013, Xi, just months after taking office, warned officials that the fight against the endemic corruption in China would be 'long-term, complicated and arduous.'

2016/08/19 | Edward White

Taiwan's Uber Saga Casts Doubt on Readiness for Digital Future

It is unlikely that the popular ride-sharing service Uber will be kicked out of the country, but the Taiwanese government will continue to fine the company for operating illegally. Are lawmakers scrambling to find measures to deal with new disruptive technologies?

2016/07/01 | Edward White

Out of Sight: Taiwan’s Hidden Contribution to Global Human Trafficking

Taiwanese are involved in human trafficking crimes across Asia and the Pacific, and at least five traffickers convicted of offences in Cambodia remain at-large on the island.

2016/08/23 | Edward White

China’s Latest Website Rules Shows Beijing is ‘Re-Centralizing News’

China’s move to tighten control of online news portals is just the latest effort by Beijing to assert party dominance over original news and other content.

2016/09/21 | Edward White

OP-ED: Thailand Convicts UK Activist, but Threat to Locals is Much Greater

The imprisonment of a British labor rights campaigner in Thailand has grabbed headlines around the world, but local NGO and aid workers face a much greater risk than foreigners.