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

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2016/09/22 | Edward White

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Xia Lin Sentenced to 12 Years for ‘Fraud’

Critics say a lengthy prison sentence given to a Chinese lawyer is ‘severe retaliation' against a human rights advocate.

2016/09/14 | Edward White

OP-ED: Does Deportation of Fraudsters to Taiwan Show Jakarta Won't 'Kowtow' to Beijing?

Indonesia’s treatment of a group of Taiwanese accused of involvement in a telephone scam is markedly different from extraditions in other international fraud cases this year.

2016/11/03 | Edward White

VIDEO: New Land Grabs in Burma Exposed

Farmers in Myanmar are being pushed off their land and face prison time if they oppose authorities, according to a new report by a human rights watchdog.

2016/06/23 | Edward White

Hong Kong No Longer a Safe Place to Criticize China

'No One is Safe.' Does the Causeway Bay booksellers saga spell the end for China’s ‘one-country two-systems’ and pose a serious threat for foreigners in Hong Kong?

2016/08/31 | Edward White

Chechen Hand in Thailand Bombings, Expert Says

International terrorists had a hand in helping local insurgent groups carry out the recent spate of bombings in Thailand, one expert believes.

2017/11/10 | Edward White

UPDATE: Waking from a Nightmare, 16 Years on Death Row in Taiwan

As a Taiwanese man wrongly held for murder readjusts to society, he has been awarded a record settlement by the courts.

2016/07/20 | Edward White

FEATURE: ‘Are We Still Living in a Democracy’? Philippine Opposition Fights Back

President Duterte’s alleged extrajudicial killing spree looks set to be investigated by the Senate, but public sentiment in the Philippines is still overwhelmingly with the new president.

2017/02/06 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong Goes Global

Blacklisted in much of Asia but welcomed in Washington: as the world gets to know Joshua Wong, the 20-year-old political activist just hopes to make a difference to Hong Kong.

2016/05/30 | Edward White

Deal with Crooked Brokers and Soft Judges to Fix Human Trafficking

Taiwan’s anti-human trafficking system is failing to stem the flow of workers from Southeast Asia into exploitative working environments in Taiwan. An NGO leader who has helped thousands of victims is calling for change.

2016/11/15 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Taiwan's 'Digital' Minister, Audrey Tang (Part 3)

This is the third of a three-part interview with Taiwan’s ‘genius hacker.'

2016/06/29 | Edward White

Taiwan Human Trafficking Activists Await Key U.S. Report

Human trafficking: While the government will hope Taiwan can enjoy its seventh-year straight as a ‘Tier 1’ country, activists in the front lines of what they say is a worsening problem hope Taiwan’s ranking will be downgraded.

2016/11/17 | Edward White

BREAKING: Singapore Court Denies Last Minute Bid to Stop Execution

Eleventh-hour bid to stay the execution of a Nigerian man in Singapore has been dismissed by the court.

2017/01/24 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Taiwan’s Sunflower Leader Lin Fei-Fan Ready to Take Flight

Lin Fei-fan told The News Lens he plans to leave his country later this year to advance his vision for Taiwan independence and left-wing politics.

2017/07/01 | Edward White

Hong Kong Activists Urge Mass Protest amid ‘Whole New Level of Intimidation, Violence’

Democracy activists, alleging police brutality and widespread harassment from pro-Beijing thugs, have called on Hong Kongers to take to the streets this afternoon.

2016/08/31 | Edward White

China Doubles Down on Pacific Fishery

China’s exports to the Pacific Islands doubled in the past year as it helps the region boost up its fishing industry.

2016/06/08 | Edward White

Hong Kong Independence Movement Is Open-Minded on Tactics

As one group of activists is acquitted over charges related to protests in Hong Kong, another vows to take up the fight.

2016/06/16 | Edward White

FEATURE: Who is Winning Indonesia’s Tobacco War?

Battleground Jakarta: Big Tobacco calls Indonesia its ‘crown jewel’; in a country of 250 million people, 70% of men are smokers and more than a quarter of its children start the habit before they reach 10. While top politicians appear comfortable with hundreds of thousands of people dying from smoking-related illnesses each year, city mayors and religious leaders are taking up the fight.