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Edward White is International Editor with The News Lens. 

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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.
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?
2016/07/04 | Edward White
Burma Rocked by Anti-Muslim Protests After Arson Attacks on Mosques
Is Myanmar’s new government 'sending the wrong signal' to violent, anti-Muslim Buddhists as religious tensions escalate?
2016/07/01 | Edward White
Out of Sight: Taiwan’s Hidden Contribution to Global Human Trafficking
Taiwanese are involved in human trafficking crimes across Asia and the Pacific, and at least five traffickers convicted of offences in Cambodia remain at-large on the island.
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.
2016/06/29 | Edward White
Taiwan Human Trafficking Activists Await Key U.S. Report
Human trafficking: While the government will hope Taiwan can enjoy its seventh-year straight as a ‘Tier 1’ country, activists in the front lines of what they say is a worsening problem hope Taiwan’s ranking will be downgraded.
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?
2016/06/27 | Edward White
Beijing to Discuss Cross-Border Arrests with Hong Kong
Beijing agrees to talks after Hong Kong complained about booksellers' abductions.