John Petrushka | NK News
June 15, 2024

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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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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
Why China censored Kim Jong Un coma rumors and staged a lag on false information
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Why China censored Kim Jong Un coma rumors and staged a lag on false information

Beijing's censorship might be a good faith effort in stopping rumors — or it might be an attempt to cover something up

Why China censored Kim Jong Un coma rumors and staged a lag on false information
John Petrushka
John Petrushka September 3, 2020
North Korea’s first suspected COVID-19 case sparks joy and censorship in China
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North Korea’s first suspected COVID-19 case sparks joy and censorship in China

Some Chinese netizens are mocking the DPRK on Weibo, while others are suspiciously contributing pro-North narratives

North Korea’s first suspected COVID-19 case sparks joy and censorship in China
John Petrushka
John Petrushka July 31, 2020
The View from Jingshan: China reacts to growing inter-Korean tensions
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The View from Jingshan: China reacts to growing inter-Korean tensions

While Pyongyang, not Seoul, is Beijing's ally, netizens are unsure as to how China should react to recent developments

The View from Jingshan: China reacts to growing inter-Korean tensions
John Petrushka
John Petrushka June 19, 2020
View from Jingshan: Kim Jong Un’s rumored health issues spark interest in China
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View from Jingshan: Kim Jong Un’s rumored health issues spark interest in China

Despite some likely censorship, there was still speculation on Kim's health on the other side of the Great Firewall

View from Jingshan: Kim Jong Un’s rumored health issues spark interest in China
John Petrushka
John Petrushka May 7, 2020
View from Jingshan: curiosity about coronavirus in North Korea permeates China
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View from Jingshan: curiosity about coronavirus in North Korea permeates China

Chinese netizens have bashed Pyongyang's denial of any cases of COVID-19 and its decision to close the Sino-DPRK border

View from Jingshan: curiosity about coronavirus in North Korea permeates China
John Petrushka
John Petrushka March 17, 2020
The View from Jingshan: In Chinese media, DPRK-U.S. relations get the spotlight
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The View from Jingshan: In Chinese media, DPRK-U.S. relations get the spotlight

Prospects for Washington-Pyongyang talks followed, while initial silence on the replacement of DPRK foreign minister

The View from Jingshan: In Chinese media, DPRK-U.S. relations get the spotlight
John Petrushka
John Petrushka January 24, 2020
The view from Jingshan: China reacts to North Korea’s renewed testing
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The view from Jingshan: China reacts to North Korea’s renewed testing

Test launches embarrass trade war enemy Trump, but DPRK volatility also concerns the residents of Chinese border regions

The view from Jingshan: China reacts to North Korea’s renewed testing
John Petrushka
John Petrushka December 11, 2019