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.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is facing an ageing population.

China's Xi Jinping defies gravity

Each day China's strongman president, Xi Jinping, puts his broad shoulders to the Shanghai Composite Index and pushes it up the mountain.

Trade Minister Andrew Robb is hoping the TPP deal can be completed in Hawaii this week.

Rebooting trade for e-commerce age

The trans-Pacific partnership deal is likely to hinge on old-style trade questions such as tariffs and quotas, but the main game is freeing up the flow of data across borders.

Matthew Ng.

Prison mercy bid risks Chinese wrath

The gang of plain-clothed Guangzhou city police arrived at Matthew Ng's apartment with a show of force in the evening, when they knew his family would be watching.