South Korean protesters burn a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AP

Moon smiles, but Kim is Korea’s ‘comedian with a guillotine’

Pyongyang’s posturing about peace may have gone down well in the South, but those who fled his regime warn the heads are still rolling

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South Korean protesters burn a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AP
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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.