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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.

China's president-in-waiting missing in action

John Garnaut, Beijing The credibility of China's opaque and rigid political system is again on trial as the nation waits for any sign of the president-in-waiting, Xi Jinping.

Conspiracy theories as China's heir disappears

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John Garnaut, Beijing The credibility of China's opaque and rigid political system is again on trial as the nation waits with bated breath for any sign of president-in-waiting, Xi Jinping.

China v US: the rise and fall of empire

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Nick O'Malley, Washington and John Garnaut, Beijing Late one afternoon in mid-February, China's president-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, stood on the front verandah of Sarah Lande's home in Iowa.

The rise and fall of empire

Nick O'Malley, John Garnaut LATE one afternoon in mid-February, China's president-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, stood on the front verandah of Sarah Lande's home on a bluff that rises over the little town of Muscatine, Iowa, and...

Beijing envoy's veiled dig at Rudd

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John Garnaut AUSTRALIA'S ambassador to Beijing has slammed the lack of China literacy inside Australia's corridors of power, while reserving his most stinging rebuke for those who speak Chinese but "do not...

US-China 'meeting' gets straight down to tin tacks

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John Garnaut IT'S a measure of how far expectations have fallen that the White House is refusing to use the word ''summit'' to describe this week's encounters between the world's two most powerful leaders,...

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Cautious, modest, awkward ... she's no Rudd

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John Garnaut IF JULIA GILLARD'S first overseas tour as Prime Minister has been remembered for her comment that ''foreign policy is not my passion'', then on her second trip she is showing that she might have...

Gillard treads lightly between super powers

John Garnaut JULIA GILLARD has had to manoeuvre to avoid getting stuck in the middle of China's escalating tensions with neighbouring powers and the United States, at her first appearance as Prime Minister at a...

Concerns over China a focus of summit

John Garnaut BEIJING JULIA GILLARD will land in Hanoi tonight at the centre of a new great power game being played out in south-east Asia, as China moves to allay concerns about its expanding maritime ambitions and to...