Edward White

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Edward White is International Editor with The News Lens. 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

2016/07/05 | Edward White

Taiwan AIDS Shelter Still Fighting for Space after 30 Years

A Taiwan NGO that looks after HIV-positive babies and their mothers is struggling to find space for care centers and is forced to operate illegally because of the stigma surrounding AIDS.

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.

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.

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.