Andrew Salmon

Andrew Salmon

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‘I saw death in his eyes’: decades later, reporter haunted by hero of bloody South Korean uprising
Improved access to education, health care and food in North Korea but right to freedom of movement and the right to life worsen, says new report
Why South Korea likes Shinzo Abe less than Kim Jong-un
History hangs heavy as South Korea’s Park Geun-hye prepares for summit with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
Samsung empire has heir of mystery as controversial merger stirs anger in South Korea
A sporting host: how South Korea has continued to build on the legacy of the Seoul Olympics
Park Geun-hye under fire over handling of Mers crisis
Town quarantined in South Korea as Hong Kong expert blasts WHO on Mers response

An entire town has been quarantined in South Korea in a fresh scare over Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers), as the World Health Organisation comes under renewed criticism from a leading Hong Kong infectious diseases expert.

10 Jun 2015 - 5:58PM
Town quarantined in South Korea as Hong Kong expert blasts WHO on Mers response

An entire town has been quarantined in South Korea in a fresh scare over Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers), as the World Health Organisation comes under renewed criticism from a leading Hong Kong infectious diseases expert.

British Korean war hero who fought Chinese donates Victoria Cross medal for valour

A hero of the Korean war who presented his medals to the people of South Korea has asked, in return, only for his ashes to be scattered on the soil of the nation.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
British Korean war hero who fought Chinese donates Victoria Cross medal for valour

A hero of the Korean war who presented his medals to the people of South Korea has asked, in return, only for his ashes to be scattered on the soil of the nation.

South Korean spy agency opens its doors, but stays mum on controversies

South Korea's spy agency allowed a chink of daylight into its shadowy world as it threw open its doors to foreign media.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
South Korean spy agency opens its doors, but stays mum on controversies

South Korea's spy agency allowed a chink of daylight into its shadowy world as it threw open its doors to foreign media.

At Panmunjom truce village, it's a quiet life for Swedish and Swiss soldiers

Surrounded by the minefields, artillery emplacements and fortifications of the world's most militarised frontier, the truce village of Panmunjom squats in the very centre of Korea's Demilitarised Zone.

12 Jun 2014 - 4:12AM
At Panmunjom truce village, it's a quiet life for Swedish and Swiss soldiers

Surrounded by the minefields, artillery emplacements and fortifications of the world's most militarised frontier, the truce village of Panmunjom squats in the very centre of Korea's Demilitarised Zone.

Culture of obedience scrutinized following Korean ferry disaster

As the scale of the Sewol ferry disaster inexorably expands, the nation faces a difficult question: Did an aspect of Korea's social culture contribute to the high death toll?

18 Apr 2014 - 1:27AM
Culture of obedience scrutinized following Korean ferry disaster

As the scale of the Sewol ferry disaster inexorably expands, the nation faces a difficult question: Did an aspect of Korea's social culture contribute to the high death toll?

A glimpse inside Kaesong, North Korea's curious capitalist outpost

In an impoverished nation, and just a few minutes' drive from the world's most heavily armed border, stands an unlikely outpost of capitalism.

21 Dec 2013 - 12:36AM
A glimpse inside Kaesong, North Korea's curious capitalist outpost

In an impoverished nation, and just a few minutes' drive from the world's most heavily armed border, stands an unlikely outpost of capitalism.

Execution shows it's no more Mr Nice Guy for North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un, who marks his second year in power in Pyongyang this week, has shown himself to be more politically gifted than his father, as well as more risk tolerant and more reformist. But for each of these attributes there is a significant caveat: the recent execution of his uncle suggests both ruthlessness and paranoia.

16 Dec 2013 - 7:28AM
Execution shows it's no more Mr Nice Guy for North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un, who marks his second year in power in Pyongyang this week, has shown himself to be more politically gifted than his father, as well as more risk tolerant and more reformist. But for each of these attributes there is a significant caveat: the recent execution of his uncle suggests both ruthlessness and paranoia.

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Port draws on Chinatown heritage
Next chapter begins in epic story of man who built 'great universe'
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