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Andrew Salmon

Andrew Salmon

Seoul, South Korea-based Andrew Salmon, Asia Editor at The Washington Times. brings two decades of journalistic experience to the position. Before joining The Washington Times, he was Northeast Asia Editor of Hong Kong-based Asia Times. Andrew’s reporting previously appeared in The Daily Telegraph, Forbes, The International Herald Tribune, The South China Morning Post, The Times and The Washington Times. He has made television appearances on Arirang TV, CNN and France24. He can be reached at

Articles by Andrew Salmon

Tim Peters holds up a sachet of fertilizer-dipped seeds destined to be sent, covertly, to the "kitchen gardens" of underground churches inside North Korea. Photo: Andrew Salmon/The Washington Times

Labor of love: U.S. Christian works to aid defectors from North Korean regime

Tim Peters, a Seoul-based American pastor, helps defectors from the poverty and oppression of the regime of Kim Jong-un escape to safety and freedom in South Korea. For the many he has helped, it's the Korean peninsula equivalent of the fabled "Underground Railroad" that transported American slaves to freedom in the north in the decades before the Civil War. Published November 22, 2023

Taiwanese Vice President William Lai waves to the media as he departs for Paraguay at Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwanese opposition figures fail to unite against ruling party

A potentially game-changing linkup between two Taiwanese opposition parties to challenge the ruling Democratic Progressive Party has foundered -- for now. The alliance could have instantly made the forces favoring improved ties with China the front-runner in the coming vote, significantly impacting Taiwan's future. Published November 18, 2023

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, left, meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, Nov. 6, 2023. Albanese is on a three-day visit to China (Ding Haitao/Xinhua via AP)

Aussie premier charms China ahead of hoped-for Biden-Xi summit

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday wrapped up a high-profile three-day China visit, meeting with President Xi Jinping and generating upbeat responses after a period of severe strains in the bilateral relationship. Published November 8, 2023

Members of a Chinese honor guard ride an escalator at the 10th Beijing Xiangshan Forum held in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 30, 2023. The Beijing event, attended by military representatives from dozens of countries, is an occasion for China to project regional leadership and boost military cooperation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Chinese generals rattle sabers at U.S. on war over Taiwan

Chinese generals took aim at the U.S. military on Monday with blunt warnings that foreign forces in a war to take Taiwan will be crushed, but they also held out the prospect of ending a lengthy boycott on direct military-to-military talks with the Pentagon. Published October 30, 2023