April 19, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Petrushka

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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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

Author Image John Petrushka April 6, 2021
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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

Author Image John Petrushka March 18, 2021
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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

Author Image John Petrushka January 26, 2021
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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

Author Image John Petrushka November 26, 2020
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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

Author Image John Petrushka October 21, 2020
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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

Author Image John Petrushka September 3, 2020
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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

Author Image John Petrushka July 31, 2020
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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

Author Image John Petrushka June 19, 2020
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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

Author Image John Petrushka May 7, 2020
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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

Author Image John Petrushka March 17, 2020
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