Villagers in kayaks protesting against the visit of the USS Ronald Reagan to Jeju, South Korea, on October 11, 2018. Photo: Association of Gangjeong Villagers Against the Jeju Navy Base

Jeju jittery as US warship visit reminds islanders of dark chapter in South Korea’s history

Villagers want an apology for a post-second world war massacre they blame on Americans and say the reason for a new base on the island is to contain China

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia

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Villagers in kayaks protesting against the visit of the USS Ronald Reagan to Jeju, South Korea, on October 11, 2018. Photo: Association of Gangjeong Villagers Against the Jeju Navy Base
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Crystal Tai

Crystal Tai

Crystal covers business trends and cultural criticism, with a special focus on Northeast Asia, for the Asia desk. Before joining the SCMP, she contributed to Quartz, i-D Magazine, Monocle, Wallpaper, Lonely Planet and other publications. Her broadcast commentary has been featured on BBC Radio, CGTN and other media.