September 28, 2022

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John Petrushka

John Petrushka is a contributor based in Washington, D.C., and the creator of the NK Pro View from Jingshan column. He studied Asia and International Affairs at Georgetown University and George Washington University. His other research topics include transitional justice in North Korea.

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This time, China likely won’t care (much) about a North Korean nuclear test
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This time, China likely won’t care (much) about a North Korean nuclear test

Beijing has pressured Pyongyang in past, but changed situation suggest seventh test may even serve China’s interests

This time, China likely won’t care (much) about a North Korean nuclear test
John Petrushka
John Petrushka July 19, 2022
How Yoon Suk-yeol could pursue cooperation with China on North Korea
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How Yoon Suk-yeol could pursue cooperation with China on North Korea

Next South Korean president’s embrace of US risks angering China, but Seoul still has interests that align with Beijing

How Yoon Suk-yeol could pursue cooperation with China on North Korea
John Petrushka
John Petrushka April 19, 2022
In muted Yongbyon response, China signals unwillingness to confront North Korea
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In muted Yongbyon response, China signals unwillingness to confront North Korea

Beijing has declined to criticize the DPRK’s continued nuclear activity, instead blaming the US for Pyongyang’s actions

In muted Yongbyon response, China signals unwillingness to confront North Korea
John Petrushka
John Petrushka December 13, 2021
How Switzerland could help China re-engage North Korea and the world
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How Switzerland could help China re-engage North Korea and the world

China promotes itself as a blueprint for North Korea, but the Swiss model may be more attractive for Kim Jong Un

How Switzerland could help China re-engage North Korea and the world
John Petrushka
John Petrushka October 21, 2021
China-North Korea trade resumes, but it appears less sustainable than ever
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China-North Korea trade resumes, but it appears less sustainable than ever

A rapid rise in exports raises questions about how North Korea is financing trade with China

China-North Korea trade resumes, but it appears less sustainable than ever
John Petrushka
John Petrushka June 1, 2021
How Chinese netizens reacted to North Korea’s contentious ballistic missile test
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How Chinese netizens reacted to North Korea’s contentious ballistic missile test

The missile launch sparked commentary on North Korea not seen on Chinese social media for some time

How Chinese netizens reacted to North Korea’s contentious ballistic missile test
John Petrushka
John Petrushka April 6, 2021
North Korea’s new China ambassador may boost economic cooperation to new heights
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North Korea’s new China ambassador may boost economic cooperation to new heights

Diplomat Ri Ryong Nam was appointed around the same time as a series of reports on increased China-DPRK cooperation

North Korea’s new China ambassador may boost economic cooperation to new heights
John Petrushka
John Petrushka March 18, 2021
China and North Korea are cozying up, but their connection looks conniving
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China and North Korea are cozying up, but their connection looks conniving

North Korea and China will continue to sweep disagreements under the rug for the sake of their short-term priorities

China and North Korea are cozying up, but their connection looks conniving
John Petrushka
John Petrushka January 26, 2021
Biden’s win is a bad omen for China — and that will strain the two Koreas
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Biden’s win is a bad omen for China — and that will strain the two Koreas

Biden’s relationship with North Korea is onto a troubled start, and China is likely to back whatever the DPRK does

Biden’s win is a bad omen for China — and that will strain the two Koreas
John Petrushka
John Petrushka November 26, 2020
How Chinese netizens and state media reacted to North Korea’s giant new ICBM
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How Chinese netizens and state media reacted to North Korea’s giant new ICBM

Some Chinese netizens cheered North Korea on after the military parade, playing into age-old tensions with the US

How Chinese netizens and state media reacted to North Korea’s giant new ICBM
John Petrushka
John Petrushka October 21, 2020
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