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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.

Lost in translation: backstage drama over staging of Cho Cho

John Garnaut BEIJING: It was probably inevitable that the Australian and Chinese performers of Cho Cho, a confronting adaptation of Madame Butterfly, would experience a clash of cultures before they took to the...

Lost in cultural translation, but it's a bilateral happy end

The Age Madame Butterfly in China pics by Sanghee Liu.
Playwright: Daniel Keene
Director: Peter Wilson
Cho Cho: Wang Zheng/Liu Yixuan
Pinkerton: Scott Irwin 18th Jan 2012

John Garnaut It was probably inevitable that the Australian and Chinese performers of Cho Cho, a confronting adaption of Madame Butterfly, would experience a clash of cultures before they took the stage.

Chinese freedom film

Artist asks a simple question: what do Chinese people need?

Yang.

John Garnaut BEIJING: It is a work in progress but the 20-minute documentary film that the artist Yang Weidong released in Hong Kong yesterday has already produced some definite results.

Cheap lobster could be on the menu after China crackdown

lobster

Jacob Saulwick and John Garnaut Australian diners could be enjoying cut-price rock lobster this Christmas after an apparent crackdown on smuggling the crustaceans into China disrupted the country's largest export market.

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