Edward White

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

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2016/06/02 | Edward White

The Duterte Paradox: Taiwan and the Philippines Head into the Unknown

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is seen as a wildcard by many and his moves over the coming months will send ripples across the region.  

2016/07/25 | Edward White

ANALYSIS: Is Asia’s Terrorism Threat Level Rising?

Experts take stock of an increase in terrorist activity in Southeast Asia during the holy month of Ramadan, and a new report reveals a high number of Chinese joining Islamic State.

2016/09/30 | Edward White

China's Human Rights Plan: A 'Triumph of Form over Substance'

Orwellian doublespeak? Does China's latest human rights plan mark significant progress or reflect a gap between rhetoric and reality?

2016/06/27 | Edward White

Beijing to Discuss Cross-Border Arrests with Hong Kong

Beijing agrees to talks after Hong Kong complained about booksellers' abductions.

2016/08/03 | Edward White

Is Taiwan Heading into a Legal Nightmare Over the KMT’s Assets?

The KMT’s ill-gotten assets may be difficult to reclaim if they have changed hands over the years, a London-based lawyer says.

2016/07/21 | Edward White

Hong Kong Umbrella Leaders Defiant Despite Guilty Verdicts

Hong Kong authorities’ prosecution of three student leaders sends a chilling warning for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Hong Kong, Amnesty International says.

2016/07/04 | Edward White

China to Online News Organizations: No More Social Media to Source Your Stories

Is the latest move from China’s Internet watchdog a fresh sign of draconian oversight or just a push toward more sensible journalism?

2016/08/16 | Edward White

Chinese Courts and Technology: For Better or Worse

Social media platforms, judgment databases and search engines and the introduction of live video are transforming China’s courts. But are the changes all for the better?

2016/12/01 | Edward White

Indonesia is the Real Battleground for LGBT Rights

The eyes of the global LGBT community should be firmly set on Jakarta.

2016/07/21 | Edward White

Zara, H&M, Gap Suppliers Abuse Chinese Workers: Report

An undercover investigation shows that workers at Chinese factories supplying major fast-fashion labels face low wages, excessive overtime, and unsafe working conditions despite the labels’ claims to having ethical supply chains.

2016/08/22 | Edward White

Expats' Huge Hospital Bill Shows Taiwan's Law Needs Changing: Lawyer

As a flood of donations pours in, a Taiwanese legal commentator says the law excluding the newborns of foreigners in Taiwan from immediate insurance coverage needs changing.

2017/03/01 | Edward White

Warnings for Taiwanese after Beijing’s Latest Removals of Taiwan Affairs Officials

'The CCP wouldn't admit its approach to Taiwan has completely failed,' says J. Michael Cole, a senior non-resident fellow at the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute.

2016/04/29 | Edward White

Taiwan Startups Need to Break the Shackles of Confucius

Taiwanese entrepreneurs and investors must break from Confucian tradition if the island is to take the mantle as the Silicon Valley of Asia.

2016/06/28 | Edward White

FEATURE: Clock Ticks as Indonesian Execution Spree Looms

Hope and Hypocrisy: Despite fighting for the freedom of hundreds of its own citizens facing the death penalty abroad, Indonesia looks set to carry out a spate of executions of foreign nationals. Can international and local activists force the populist Jokowi administration to change its course?

2016/11/10 | Edward White

Trump and China: What to Expect at the Start of a New Era of Sino-U.S. Relations

The world needs to quickly come to terms with what for many was an unimaginable reality: Trump is President-elect of the United States.