Edward White
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Edward White is International Editor with The News Lens. 
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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?

2016/09/29 | Edward White

Singapore to Jail Teenage Blogger

Controversial Singaporean blogger Amos Yee has been sentenced 38 days in prison for ‘intending to wound religious feelings.’

2016/09/26 | Edward White

China-Taiwan Battle Heats Up at UN Air Safety Meeting in Montreal

China claims responsibility for blocking Taiwan at key international aviation meeting; Taiwanese reporters the latest to be shunned.

2016/09/23 | Edward White

Indonesia’s Migrant Maid Moratorium Creates New Avenues for Mid-East Trafficking

A moratorium on Indonesian women traveling to work in the Middle East is creating new avenues for exploitation.

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.

2016/09/21 | Edward White

Is the International Debate on Myanmar’s Rohingya Situation ‘Overblown’?

A former top U.S. diplomat in Myanmar and ‘buddy’ of Aung Sun Suu Kyi challenges the international media and human rights narrative on the plight of ethnic and religious minorities in Myanmar.

2016/09/21 | Edward White

OP-ED: Thailand Convicts UK Activist, but Threat to Locals is Much Greater

The imprisonment of a British labor rights campaigner in Thailand has grabbed headlines around the world, but local NGO and aid workers face a much greater risk than foreigners.

2016/09/20 | Edward White

Hong Kong’s Pro-Independence Party Turns Focus to School Students

Despite being barred from standing in the Hong Kong’s elections, one political party is hard at work building support for independence from China among high school students.

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.

2016/09/13 | Edward White

OP-ED: Thinning China News Options as SCMP Chinese Edition Falls

While questions remain over what was behind the surprise closure of the South China Morning Post’s Chinese-language website, the move is a major blow for China’s news audience.

2016/09/01 | Edward White

Taiwan’s Independence Hardliners Down, Not Out

Will Taiwan’s independence hardliners re-emerge from the political wilderness?