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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.

All Australian mobile phones at risk of foreign hacking, says US intelligence committee head Devin Nunes

John Garnaut and Peter Hartcher Australians have been warned that all mobile phone and email communications are constantly vulnerable to being hacked by "foreign adversaries".

Crusading general ducks for cover as fellow bloggers return fire


John Garnaut China's most famous sabre-rattling general has turned uncharacteristically silent after a bruising first foray on the ''battleground'' of online public opinion.

Chinese businessman detained before exposing crime links

Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun

John Garnaut, Philip Wen BEIJING: A wealthy businessman was detained yesterday amid expectations he was about to reveal explosive allegations of collaboration between Chongqing officials and organised crime.

China denies mass hacking of Gmail accounts

Google alleges Chinese hackers are behind the latest attacks on Gmail accounts.

John Garnaut, Sanghee Liu BEIJING: Chinese cyber warfare experts have denied charges their country was behind a fresh wave of cyber attacks on Gmail accounts, and say that it is China that stands ''naked'' against American...

'Dark forces' attack Chinese leftist website in resurgent culture war


John Garnaut BEIJING: The flagship website of China's resurgent New Left movement was brought down by hackers yesterday, interrupting its ferocious campaign against critics of Chairman Mao Zedong.

Sino-Australian political blogger vanishes

Mr Yang Hengjun.

John Garnaut An Australian writer who many consider to be the most influential political commentator on the Chinese language internet has disappeared, apparently at the hands of Chinese police.

The great firewall of China is rolled out


John Garnaut in Beijing Millions of school children may be first in line to try China's newest innovation in censorship technology: compulsory filtering software installed on every computer.