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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.
John Garnaut On Monday, China’s most popular tabloid, The Global Times, blasted Foreign Minister Julie Bishop as a “complete fool” for telling Fairfax that she would stand up to China in defence...
John Garnaut A blanket of toxic air that has blocked out the sun across most of north China is dominating social media and looming as a serious health and political challeng
John Garnaut, Beijing A Chinese entrepreneur is selling fresh air in soft drink cans, similar to bottled drinking water, as north China is once again choking in toxic smog.
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...
John Garnaut CHINA has urged the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, to study its ''tremendous progress on human rights'' and ''show basic respect'' as she begins her most testing outing on the international stage.
John Garnaut BEIJING: A leading figure in Japanese international relations who helped mend fences with China in the 1980s says Beijing's ''diplomatic shock and awe campaign'' over disputed islands in the East...
John Garnaut, Beijing 'Rebalancing' of American military in the Pacific promises to deepen rivalries with China.
John Garnaut, Beijing Beijing has been struck by a desperate shortage of pirated DVDs, clothes and handbags.
John Garnaut It was no accident that Tony Abbott talked about “countries” in the plural form when he fronted Parliament to lambast the kind of behaviour that led to the MH17 disaster.
John Garnaut The Chinese Communist Party, which came to power promising to break the nexus between politics and crime, has teamed up with a notorious triad figure to help press its claims in Taiwan.
John Garnaut A leading Chinese analyst says political leaders in Beijing are committed to a strategy that will cause territorial disputes to get worse.
John Garnaut When somebody rammed a stolen car into his Kowloon home last June and neatly placed an axe and meat cleaver in front of the battered gate protecting his wife and son, Jimmy Lai's reporters instantly...
John Garnaut The last time the Chinese Communist Party put one of its leading wives on trial it was the fiery Madame Mao, accused of a leading role in the persecution of precisely 727,420 people during the...
John Garnaut HEFEI, China: While Gu Kailai's husband, the rising political star Bo Xilai, was singing ''red'' revolutionary songs, smashing triad gangs and fighting for the masses in a modern version of what...
John Garnaut, Beijing The curious murder trial of Gu Kailai, wife of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai, appears to have achieved the rare feat of uniting Maoists and liberals.
John Garnaut BEIJING: The curious murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of the fallen politician Bo Xilai, appears to have achieved the rare feat of uniting Maoists and liberals.
John Garnaut BEIJING: Gu Kailai had grown up at the heart of China's Byzantine politics but even she was unprepared for the degree of calculated deception and betrayal deep inside her husband's court.
John Garnaut, Beijing A sordid tragedy involving a 20-something playboy, two scantily-clad women and a two-seater Ferrari has once again exposed the Communist Party's challenges in hiding its dirty laundry in the...
John Garnaut, Beijing THE coming trial of China's most famous police chief, Wang Lijun, is set to expose a world of Byzantine conspiracies and political bastardry that even fiction writers say they would struggle to match.
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.