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John Garnaut

John Garnaut is Fairfax Media's Asia Pacific editor. Most recently he was China correspondent. John graduated in law and arts from Monash University and worked for three years as a commercial lawyer at Melbourne firm Hall & Wilcox before joining the Sydney Morning Herald as a cadet in 2002. He became the Economics Correspondent in the Canberra press gallery and in 2007 was posted to Beijing.

HK

Executives quit despite CY Leung's secret multi-million dollar deal

John Garnaut, Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie Two of the three top managers in the DTZ property services empire left the business just weeks after the man who built it, Hong Kong's chief executive, CY Leung, signed a £4 million agreement...

Call for police investigation into $7 million payout to Hong Kong chief C.Y. Leung

Leung Chun-ying

Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie, John Garnaut The Australian Federal Police has been asked to investigate Australian engineering company UGL's secret multi-million-dollar payments to Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung.

Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung faces questions over secret $7m payout from Australian firm

Leung Chun-ying

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and John Garnaut Hong Kong's embattled chief executive, CY Leung, has pocketed millions in secret fees from a listed Australian company in return for supporting its Asian business.

CY Leung: UGL Q&A

Richard Leupen at a UGL analyst presentation.

John Garnaut UGL Q&A with Fairfax Media

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will drop free trade agreement with China unless Australia gets same concessions as New Zealand

Prime Minister Tony Abbott hopes to sign a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

John Garnaut Australia is prepared to walk away from a much-touted free trade agreement with China unless there are major last-minute concessions on farm products, according to well-placed government sources.

Asia

China changes its tune on Hong Kong

Hong Kong harbour

John Garnaut Chinese officials have warned that Hong Kong's "autonomy" is still a privilege.

Chinese spies woo business leaders

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John Garnaut, Beijing Some of Australia's most influential business leaders were feted in China by an intelligence platform of the People's Liberation Army, a Fairfax investigation has revealed.

China

China plans revolution to head off fiscal crisis

Chinese one-hundred yuan banknotes.

John Garnaut China is drawing up a blueprint for sweeping reforms aimed at averting an economic crisis.

Funds

Shorten calls for investment drive in China

A Chinese flag flies in front of a residential building under	construction at the Fun City apartment complex, developed by China Vanke	Co., in the Fangshan district of Beijing, China, on Sunday, March 10, 2013.	China maintained its economic-growth targ...

John Garnaut Time for fund managers to 'let go of the side of the pool' and invest in China, Bill Shorten says.

Investment

Time for more deals in China: Shorten

China

John Garnaut It’s time for Australian fund managers to “let go of the side of the pool” and invest in China, says the Minister for Financial Services, Bill Shorten.

Watchdog for 'tax fiddling'

BILL SHORTEN

John Garnaut A Reserve Bank-style council will protect retirement savings from meddling politicians, says the Minister for Financial Services, Bill Shorten.

Reform

RBA-style council to stop super tinkering: Shorten

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John Garnaut A new Reserve Bank-style council will protect retirement savings from meddling politicians, says the Minister for Financial Services, Bill Shorten.

Self-promotion was Olympic medal effort

BOCOG Executive Vice-President and Secretary-General Wang Wei

Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie, John Garnaut As soon as the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games ended, some of BHP Billiton's top executives began looking eight years ahead to Beijing.

China

Wen exits with warning

Wen Jiabao

John Garnaut Outgoing Premier urged his successors to accelerate the restructuring of China's growth.

China flags plan to cut coal use

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John Garnaut China's decade-long boom in coal-driven heavy industry is about to end as the leadership shifts priorities towards energy conservation, say officials and policy advisers.

Time for change: China flags peak in coal usage

Coal comfort.

John Garnaut EXCLUSIVE China’s decade-long boom in coal-driven heavy industry is about to end as the leadership shifts priorities towards energy conservation.

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China pulls 7.9% growth out of the hat

John Garnaut The Chinese Communist Party with its vast resources has once again defied the doomsayers.

China rebound defies predictions of gloom

Vehicles drive on the Third Ring Road

Gareth Hutchens and John Garnaut China's growth accelerates, confirming the ongoing recovery of Australia's most important trading partner.

China slows, but relief ahead

This picture taken on October 17, 2012 shows Chinese workers preparing to carry a cable next to a road in Beijing. China said on October 18 its economy grew 7.4 percent in the third quarter, easing for a seventh straight quarter, but the government and analysts said the data indicated it was stabilising.      AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO

John Garnaut Growth in the Chinese economy has slowed to its lowest rate since early 2009, with GDP growth coming in at 7.4 per cent in the September quarter.

China GDP growth lowest in three years

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John Garnaut The Chinese economy has slowed to its lowest growth rate since early 2009, with GDP growth printing at 7.4 per cent in the September quarter.