Edward White

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

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2016/07/11 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Fighting for the Innocent on Death Row in Taiwan

'There are records of the torture – no one can believe it, but it happened, it is very serious.'

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.

2016/05/31 | Edward White

Chasing Unicorns in Taiwan

One of the world’s top tech investors has two pieces of advice for Taiwanese startups: chase global consumer markets and work as hard as Kobe Bryant.

2016/11/07 | Edward White

Beyond Drag Queens: Winning Hearts and Minds for LGBT in Taiwan

As Taiwan edges closer to becoming the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, the fight for acceptance continues.

2017/07/03 | Edward White

Q&A: Susan Finder Deconstructs the Chinese Court System

'It is still a court system with Chinese characteristics but the idea is to have a more competent court system for the millions of cases that are not political.'

2016/08/25 | Edward White

OP-ED: Time for Taiwanese Politicians to Take Migrant Issues Seriously

One in every 10 school children in Taiwan is the child of a migrant worker. How much longer can politicians afford to turn a blind eye to the many problems facing migrants?

2016/06/13 | Edward White

Sex Trafficking Operations Unchecked as Cops Chase KPIs

Large sex trafficking operations in Taiwan are not being investigated or prosecuted because police don’t want to jeopardize their performance reports.

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.'

2016/08/29 | Edward White

Repression in Laos Goes Under the Spotlight

A senior human rights advocate has slammed Laos’ communist government for being a 'regional leader' in repression.

2016/06/14 | Edward White

FEATURE: Islamic State's Expansion into Asia Worries Experts

A day after the execution of a Canadian in the Philippines, Southeast Asia terrorism experts warn that international efforts must be ramped up to counter the spread of Islamic State throughout the region.

2016/10/05 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Subway Murderer’s Lawyer Believes More ‘Random Killings’ Likely

The lawyer of the man who killed four people on the Taipei subway in 2014 is bracing himself for more ‘random killings’ in Taiwan.

2016/12/31 | Edward White

Taiwan to be Tested in 2017: President Tsai

Tsai Ing-wen today held her first major briefing and Q&A with the foreign press in Taipei.

2016/06/17 | Edward White

Protesters Take to the Streets After Bookseller Breaks Silence on Abduction by China

Political activists in Hong Kong have taken to the streets after a bookseller broke the silence on his time spent in captivity in China.

2016/11/23 | Edward White

Support for Proposed Law Change for Foreigners in Taiwan

KMT legislator's plan includes allowing dual citizenship, extending residency granted to a foreigner to their spouse and children and relaxing rules for companies hiring foreigners.