John Garnaut

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.

US unsettled by China's 'three warfares' strategy: Pentagon report

John Garnaut The US and its military partners are reaching for new tools to counter an unconventional ''three warfares'' strategy that China is using to advance aggressive territorial claims, according to a...

China wants Australia to lead joint military manoeuvres

Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

John Garnaut China's People's Liberation Army has asked to operate under Australian command in the largest international exercises it has joined, smoothing the path for Tony Abbott's most challenging...

China to take our orders in war games

Chinese submarine

John Garnaut China's People's Liberation Army has asked to operate under Australian command in the largest international exercises that it has ever joined, smoothing the path for Tony Abbott's most challenging...

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Free trade hitches, but Japan ready to sign security pact

Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Mark Kenny, John Garnaut A historic defence and security pact will be signed when Tony Abbott arrives in Tokyo this weekend.

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ASIO chief David Irvine to step down in September

David Irvine, Director-General of Security with the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)

John Garnaut Australia's top spy is hanging up his trench coat after five unusually high-profile years fighting terrorism, cyber espionage and leaks from "trusted insiders" like Edward Snowden.

Old master still rules Beijing

John Garnaut Two years ago on June 4, the most sensitive date in the Chinese political calendar (the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre), a princeling called Ji Pomin received an intriguing text from a...

Titanic struggle to break free of the lawless past

John Garnaut I f Premier Wen Jiabao is ''China's greatest actor'' as his critics allege, he saved his finest performance for last.

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Special treatment for Kim disguises depth of distrust

John Garnaut EIGHT of China's top nine leaders turned out last week to meet the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, as he toured the country for the third time in 13 months, in a special armoured train.

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China's military a fragmented beast

John Garnaut The PLA seems designed for propaganda, personal enrichment and then war.

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'Stability' the buzzword for establishment rapine

John Garnaut China's march into the future encompasses both left and right: the left's mendacity; and the right's bullying.

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Leak has risks, but world won't end

John Garnaut Kevin Rudd describing himself as a 'brutal realist' on Chinese power will not of itself damage the Australia-China relationship.

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Another falls foul of China's system

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John Garnaut It's hard to work your way through a legal labyrinth when you don't know the rules.