Edward White
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Edward White is International Editor with The News Lens. 
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2016/07/29 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Future Hangs in the Balance for HK Student Leader Nathan Law

Tense times: One of Hong Kong’s most iconic anti-Beijing student leaders is at a crossroads.     

2016/07/26 | Edward White

Stranded Vietnamese Waiting for Answers After Kinmen Bridge Contract Canned

'People are still stranded': Vietnamese men brought to Kinmen to construct a major bridge project remain in crowded living quarters on the island and waiting for new jobs in Taiwan. Several of them are victims of human trafficking schemes, and are accruing interest on illegal debts owed to brokers.

2016/07/26 | Edward White

Japan Stabbing Spree Leaves 19 Dead, 20 Seriously Wounded

A stabbing spree near Tokyo that left 19 people dead overnight is considered “one of the worst single-perpetrator mass murders in postwar Japan.”

2016/07/25 | Edward White

Beijing Shuts Down Investigative, Political Online News Programs

Beijing has banned original reporting in online news programs in what many commentators see as the latest move to restrict political dissent in China.

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.

2016/07/21 | 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.

2016/07/21 | 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.

2016/07/20 | 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.

2016/07/19 | Edward White

[UPDATED] 26 Killed in Bus Crash in Taiwan

Three children were among the 26 people killed in a bus crash in Taiwan this afternoon. All but two were Chinese nationals.

2016/07/18 | Edward White

Japanese-American Actress Apologizes to 'Everyone in China' for Instagram ‘Like’

'I was accused of posing offensively in front of a flag. I would also like to confirm, absolutely, that I am not in the picture.'

2016/07/15 | Edward White

Hong Kong’s Pro-Independence Politicians Mull 'One China' Pledge

Pro-independence activists planning to stand in the upcoming elections are mulling a controversial new requirement for candidates to sign a declaration that Hong Kong is part of China. Some pro-democracy legislators say they will not sign.

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.

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.

2016/07/12 | 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.

2016/07/12 | Edward White

U.K. Tries to Quell Brexit Fears in Taipei

'If I can reassure you, and get that into your papers and broadcast media, that is what I am seeking to do here.'

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.'

2016/07/06 | Edward White

[PHOTO STORY] Eid al-Fitr in Taipei

Worshipers spilled out onto the streets in Taiwan’s capital this morning as thousands of people from Taipei’s Islamic community gathered at the Taipei Grand Mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. The festival marks the ‘breaking of the fast’ at the end of the month-long Ramadan, which is observed by an estimated 1.5 billion people around the world. Taiwan, with a population of 23.5 million, has about 60,000 Muslims.

2016/07/05 | Edward White

Taiwan AIDS Shelter Still Fighting for Space after 30 Years

A Taiwan NGO that looks after HIV-positive babies and their mothers is struggling to find space for care centers and is forced to operate illegally because of the stigma surrounding AIDS.