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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.

Dizzying schedule of a foreign minister in control

John Garnaut 'Even those sympathetic to Abbott are muttering the government has brought much of this week’s mayhem on itself'.

China spreads its watching web of surveillance across Australia

OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY CANBERRA  Photo shows the torch relay in Canberra. Free Tibet protestors and pro China supporters stand off.  Photo by Jason South for THE AGE  24th April 2008

John Garnaut Chinese surveillance tactics in Australia arouse strong feelings.

Chinese spies at Sydney University

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John Garnaut China is building large covert informant networks inside Australia's leading universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities.

Chinese spies keep eye on leading universities

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John Garnaut China is building large covert spy networks inside Australia's leading universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities.

What's on the table?

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John Garnaut Trade, tension, triumph: the PM's Asian trip pays off.

New white paper waves white flag

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John Garnaut The Rudd government's defence white paper of 2009 exploded like a bomb beneath the China relationship.

Australia, China in strategic talks

Staff members chat as they prepare a seminar of Australia China bilateral cooperation in resources and infrastructure in West Australia, in Beijing July 23, 2009. Much of that trade and investment is with the mineral-rich state of Western Australia, whose premier, Colin Barnett, has been meeting Chinese officials and companies this week. Australia needed to recognise China as a

Mark Kenny and John Garnaut, Shanghai Australia and China have agreed to top-level talks to strengthen and provide direction to an economically crucial relationship that also presents vast opportunities.

Forrest sings the praises of China

John Garnaut, Boao, China There have always been 'friends of China' but few have been as passionate as Australia's fifth richest man.

Behind the smiles, the ups and downs doing business

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John Garnaut There have always been ''friends of China'', assiduously courted by the Chinese system, but few have been as passionate as Australia's fifth-richest man, Andrew Forrest.

Gillard issues blunt Asia warning

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John Garnaut and Mark Kenny in Boao, China The consequences of conflict in the Asia Pacific are becoming increasingly severe: PM.

Defence in focus as Gillard meets leaders

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announces a Cabinet reshuffle during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 25 March 2013.
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John Garnaut Prime Minister Julia Gillard plans to push the boundaries of military co-operation with the People's Liberation Army after arriving in China on Friday.

Revealed: Canberra's secret China unit

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John Garnaut Canberra's leading mandarins have formed a secret task force to cope with the unprecedented challenges of rising China.

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School starters set up to fail the 2025 Asia literacy target

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John Garnaut Asian language teaching in Australian schools has declined to the point where more year 12 students are studying Latin than Chinese.

China trade a risky business for Australians

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John Garnaut The jailing of another Australian in murky circumstances has raised new questions about the risks of doing business in China, just as Prime Minister Julia Gillard prepares to lead a high-powered...

Games metals magic

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Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie and John Garnaut After the glow of the Sydney 2000 Olympics faded, senior BHP Billiton executives looked years ahead to Beijing

China sees red over uni paper

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John Garnaut Beijing's complaint about critical publication triggers stinging rebuke from academic.

China's criticism of uni report angers academics

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John Garnaut BEIJING has complained to Canberra about the contents and title of a university publication, Red Rising, Red Eclipse, triggering stinging rebukes about the "harassment" of Australian scholars and...

Plea for government to step in for doctor detained in Chinese jail

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John Garnaut PRESSURE is mounting on the Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, to take a forthright approach to legal abuses in China, after revelations another successful Chinese-Australian entrepreneur has been...

Heat on Carr over Australian detained in China

Tommy Du at his home in Sydney, holds a photograph of his father Zuying Du.

John Garnaut Pressure is mounting on Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr after revelations of an Australian jailed in China.

Blood, threats and tears as deal goes bad

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John Garnaut and Philip Wen Australian cardiac surgeon Du Zuying has been jailed in China after a deal went bad.