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Edward White is International Editor with The News Lens. 

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2017/01/11 | Edward White
My Party or My People? Indigenous Legislator on the Fight for Self-Determination in Taiwan
Taiwan looks set to open the door for its indigenous people to achieve some degree of autonomy. Will the rest of the population accept it?
2017/01/06 | Edward White
South Africa’s ‘Stunning’ Taiwan-China Shift on Display amid Mayor Visit Furor
The visit of a South African mayor to Taiwan has been slammed in South Africa. What does the fallout say about South Africa’s reliance on China and ultimate abandonment of its one-time ally?
2017/01/05 | Edward White
Chinese Bloggers Who Exposed Thousands of Protests Remain in Detention, No Trial
Two Chinese bloggers who detailed thousands of public protests await formal charges six months after being detained. There have also been reports of torture.
2016/12/31 | Edward White
Taiwan to be Tested in 2017: President Tsai
Tsai Ing-wen today held her first major briefing and Q&A with the foreign press in Taipei.
2016/12/29 | Edward White
The Subtle Manifestation of HIV Marginalization
Taiwan has been celebrated for being at the forefront of LBGT rights in Asia, but an underlying current of discrimination against HIV/AIDS is still prevalent across much of society.
2016/12/28 | Edward White
Trump’s Unlikely Ally: The Chinese Dissident
A high-profile Chinese dissident sees U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as a potential game changer for human rights in China.
2016/12/15 | Edward White
Taiwan’s Tech Image: Digital Nation or Competition Killer?
The Tsai government risks being known internationally as a tech ‘competition killer,' just as it tries to reposition the country as a ‘digital nation.’
2016/12/06 | Edward White
China’s Secretive Detention System Exposed
In January 2013, Xi, just months after taking office, warned officials that the fight against the endemic corruption in China would be 'long-term, complicated and arduous.'
2016/12/05 | Edward White
Does Trump Spell the End for Kissinger’s China-U.S. Strategy?
Does the historic Trump-Tsai call mark the beginning of the end for America's long-held strategy with China?
2016/12/03 | Edward White
Taiwan’s Opposition Questions Value of Trump-Tsai Phone Call
The conversation, which took place on Friday, is thought to be the first time a president or president-elect of the United States has directly talked to the leader of Taiwan since 1979.
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.
2016/11/29 | 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.
2016/11/28 | Edward White
Heat on DPP as Marriage Equality Draws Thousands to Streets
Pressure is mounting on Taiwan’s ruling party to advance marriage equality, as religious lobbying threatens to derail the passage of legislation.
2016/11/23 | Edward White
Support for Proposed Law Change for Foreigners in Taiwan
KMT legislator's plan includes allowing dual citizenship, extending residency granted to a foreigner to their spouse and children and relaxing rules for companies hiring foreigners.
2016/11/21 | Edward White
Questions over Execution and Mishandled Cremation in Singapore
Reeling from what they believe was the mishandled execution and cremation of a convicted drug trafficker last week, Singaporean lawyers are now preparing themselves to fight the next round of executions.
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.