Edward White

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Edward White is International Editor with The News Lens. 

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2017/01/16 | Edward White

Escort ‘Scarlet Bunnie’ Sheds Light on Singapore’s Sex Trade

'They are more concerned with making Singapore look clean; clean, as in there are no sex workers on the street, online, anywhere in sight.'

2016/12/15 | Edward White

Taiwan’s Tech Image: Digital Nation or Competition Killer?

The Tsai government risks being known internationally as a tech ‘competition killer,' just as it tries to reposition the country as a ‘digital nation.’

2016/08/02 | Edward White

Beijing Gains ‘Confession’, Guilty Plea from Human Rights Lawyers

Two key lawyers detained in Beijing’s massive crackdown on human rights activists last year may avoid more jail time after admitting guilt.

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."

2016/12/03 | Edward White

Taiwan’s Opposition Questions Value of Trump-Tsai Phone Call

The conversation, which took place on Friday, is thought to be the first time a president or president-elect of the United States has directly talked to the leader of Taiwan since 1979.

2017/03/20 | Edward White

Smooth Sailing in Cross-Strait Trade?

China-Taiwan trade statistics for 2016 were released earlier today.

2016/10/06 | Edward White

Renewed Fears for Religious Freedom in Vietnam

Human rights advocates are concerned about fresh restrictions on religious freedom in Vietnam.

2016/08/15 | Edward White

BREAKING: Umbrella Movement Leaders Avoid Prison

Hong Kong activist leader and young politician Nathan Law should be free to stand in an upcoming election after being sentenced to community service this morning.

2016/07/13 | Edward White

South China Sea: How to Enforce the Tribunal Decision?

Enforcement of the international ruling in favor of the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute now depends on the international community, the lawyer representing the Philippines says.

2016/07/14 | Edward White

FEATURE: Freddy Lim on Influencing the DPP, China, Missed Opportunities and Taiwan's Dodgy Media

Freddy Lim, an internationally renowned heavy metal singer and civic activist, is part of a new wave of politicians trying to reshape Taiwanese society. In an interview at his Taipei office, Lim reflects on his time in the Legislative Yuan so far, the pace of reform in Taiwan and the New Power Party’s future prospects.