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Edward White is International Editor with The News Lens. 

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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.

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?

2016/06/22 | 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?

2016/07/01 | 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.

2017/04/10 | Edward White

Taiwanese Undeterred Despite Torture Concerns for NGO Worker Detained in China

It may be a long road to freedom for the Taiwanese NGO worker detained in China but local political activists say Chinese actions will only strengthen their resolve.

2016/08/17 | Edward White

U.N. Backs Singaporean Blogger as More Jail Time Looms

The United Nations has slammed the Singaporean government as a 17-year-old blogger faces more time behind bars for 'wounding' religious feelings.

2016/09/01 | Edward White

Taiwan’s Independence Hardliners Down, Not Out

Will Taiwan’s independence hardliners re-emerge from the political wilderness?

2017/02/23 | Edward White

ISIS Crowdsourcing ‘Lone Wolves’ Heightens Risks for Southeast Asia

With the advent of ISIS crowdsourcing, countering the organization’s expansion beyond the Middle East will be an arduous task.

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.

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.