John Petrushka | NK News
June 17, 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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The View from Jingshan: Chinese observers react to flurry of Sino-DPRK diplomacy
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The View from Jingshan: Chinese observers react to flurry of Sino-DPRK diplomacy

As Pyongyang's relations with the outside world improve, Beijing leverages its traditional ties

The View from Jingshan: Chinese observers react to flurry of Sino-DPRK diplomacy
John Petrushka
John Petrushka May 18, 2018
The View from Jingshan: Chinese observers react to Kim’s visit to Beijing
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The View from Jingshan: Chinese observers react to Kim’s visit to Beijing

Commentators lauded the summit as a vindication of China’s longstanding approach to the DPRK

The View from Jingshan: Chinese observers react to Kim’s visit to Beijing
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John Petrushka April 16, 2018
The View from Jingshan: China reacts to Kim-Trump meeting, new U.S. sanctions
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The View from Jingshan: China reacts to Kim-Trump meeting, new U.S. sanctions

Though Beijing has long supported dialogue with Pyongyang, observers wonder what its role will be going forward

The View from Jingshan: China reacts to Kim-Trump meeting, new U.S. sanctions
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John Petrushka March 9, 2018
The View from Jingshan: China reacts to Olympics, N. Korea’s invitation to Moon Jae-in
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The View from Jingshan: China reacts to Olympics, N. Korea’s invitation to Moon Jae-in

Some Chinese painted a rare North-South meeting as a vindication for Beijing

The View from Jingshan: China reacts to Olympics, N. Korea’s invitation to Moon Jae-in
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The View from Jingshan: China reacts to inter-Korean dialogue, maritime interdictions
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The View from Jingshan: China reacts to inter-Korean dialogue, maritime interdictions

DPRK-ROK talks were cited as proof that Beijing's strategy is working, but the issue of sanctions looms large

The View from Jingshan: China reacts to inter-Korean dialogue, maritime interdictions
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John Petrushka January 11, 2018
Why 2017 was the toughest year yet for North Korea-China relations
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Why 2017 was the toughest year yet for North Korea-China relations

The Sino-DPRK relationship encountered many setbacks, but shared interests bind them together

Why 2017 was the toughest year yet for North Korea-China relations
John Petrushka
John Petrushka January 2, 2018
The View from Jingshan: China still wants talks, despite latest North Korean ICBM test
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The View from Jingshan: China still wants talks, despite latest North Korean ICBM test

The Hwasong-15 was a pointed snub, but Beijing continues to push for dialogue on its own terms

The View from Jingshan: China still wants talks, despite latest North Korean ICBM test
John Petrushka
John Petrushka December 22, 2017
The View from Jingshan: China reaches out to N. Korea after party congress
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The View from Jingshan: China reaches out to N. Korea after party congress

While Pyongyang refrained from disrupting Beijing's set-piece event, relations remain poor

The View from Jingshan: China reaches out to N. Korea after party congress
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John Petrushka November 24, 2017
The View from Jingshan: New UN sanctions and the 19th Party Congress
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The View from Jingshan: New UN sanctions and the 19th Party Congress

As landmark CCP meeting looms, public opinion remains divided

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The View from Jingshan: China reacts to North Korea’s sixth nuclear test
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The View from Jingshan: China reacts to North Korea’s sixth nuclear test

As public patience with Pyongyang wears thin, government censors get to work

The View from Jingshan: China reacts to North Korea’s sixth nuclear test
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