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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The View from Jingshan: China bets on North Korea’s economy

Beijing is attempting to capitalize on Pyongyang's renewed interest in reform

Author Image John Petrushka July 10, 2018
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A “new chapter” for Sino-DPRK relations?

After the N. Korea-U.S. summit and Kim’s third visit, China’s position may not be as strong as it looks

Author Image John Petrushka June 22, 2018
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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

Author Image John Petrushka May 18, 2018
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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

Author Image John Petrushka April 16, 2018
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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

Author Image John Petrushka March 9, 2018
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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

Author Image John Petrushka February 14, 2018
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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

Author Image John Petrushka January 11, 2018
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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

Author Image John Petrushka January 2, 2018
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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

Author Image John Petrushka December 22, 2017
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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

Author Image John Petrushka November 24, 2017