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Edward White is International Editor with The News Lens. 

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2016/11/29 | Edward White

FEATURE: Clean and Serene - The Missing Stage of Drug Rehab in Taiwan

As Taiwan’s government tries to tackle a growing drug problem, former addicts are trying to build a bridge back to society.

2016/06/30 | Edward White

Burma: Human Rights Concerns Continue Under ‘The Lady’

'Free prisoners and dismantle the legal infrastructure of repression.' Removing authoritarian controls on freedom of speech is among the plethora of challenges facing Myanmar’s new leader.

2016/08/18 | Edward White

FEATURE: The KMT’s Long, Slow Road to Reform

Can a more than 100-year-old dog learn new tricks? A young party official’s take on the future of Taiwan’s Kuomintang.

2016/08/29 | Edward White

Nepal Mulls China’s Trans-Himalayan Rail Plans

‘We have to work in the middle of these extremes.’ What will China’s trans-Himalayan railway mean for Nepal?

2016/07/11 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Fighting for the Innocent on Death Row in Taiwan

'There are records of the torture – no one can believe it, but it happened, it is very serious.'

2017/03/25 | Edward White

Blogger Amos Yee Granted Asylum in United States; Judge Slams Singapore's Persecution

The judge concluded that Yee's 2015 arrest and convictions clearly constituted past persecution on account of Yee's political opinion.

2016/05/31 | Edward White

Chasing Unicorns in Taiwan

One of the world’s top tech investors has two pieces of advice for Taiwanese startups: chase global consumer markets and work as hard as Kobe Bryant.

2016/11/07 | Edward White

Beyond Drag Queens: Winning Hearts and Minds for LGBT in Taiwan

As Taiwan edges closer to becoming the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, the fight for acceptance continues.

2016/06/24 | Edward White

[PHOTO STORY] Airline Strike Follows Years of Deteriorating Conditions

“They don’t treat us as human beings.” China Airlines staff say their health has been suffering as work conditions have steadily worsened in recent years.

2017/07/03 | Edward White

Q&A: Susan Finder Deconstructs the Chinese Court System

'It is still a court system with Chinese characteristics but the idea is to have a more competent court system for the millions of cases that are not political.'

2016/08/25 | Edward White

OP-ED: Time for Taiwanese Politicians to Take Migrant Issues Seriously

One in every 10 school children in Taiwan is the child of a migrant worker. How much longer can politicians afford to turn a blind eye to the many problems facing migrants?

2016/06/13 | Edward White

Sex Trafficking Operations Unchecked as Cops Chase KPIs

Large sex trafficking operations in Taiwan are not being investigated or prosecuted because police don’t want to jeopardize their performance reports.

2017/03/15 | Edward White

Towards the Endgame for Malaysia's Najib

'If there is an indictment in the DoJ case in the United States where Najib is named directly, then he is toast.'

2016/08/29 | Edward White

Repression in Laos Goes Under the Spotlight

A senior human rights advocate has slammed Laos’ communist government for being a 'regional leader' in repression.