April 15, 2024

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.

Analysis

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

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaMay 18, 2018
Analysis

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

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaApril 16, 2018
Analysis

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

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaMarch 9, 2018
Analysis

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

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaFebruary 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

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaJanuary 11, 2018
Analysis

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

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaJanuary 2, 2018
Analysis

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

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaDecember 22, 2017
Analysis

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

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaNovember 24, 2017
Analysis

The View from Jingshan: New UN sanctions and the 19th Party Congress

As landmark CCP meeting looms, public opinion remains divided

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaOctober 18, 2017
Analysis

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

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaSeptember 8, 2017