John Garnaut is Fairfax Media's 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 My mind was clear and my reflexes had been honed by six years on the China beat.
John Garnaut My mind was clear, despite the wine and wistful mood of a farewell dinner, and my reflexes had been honed by six years on the China beat.
John Garnaut The death of a British citizen in Chongqing has added new intrigue to the downfall of the city’s ambitious Communist Party boss, Bo Xilai, which has rocked China’s political landscape.
John Garnaut Death of a British citizen in Chongqing adds new intrigue to the downfall of the city's ambitious Communist Party boss, Bo Xilai.
John Garnaut Chinese security forces are arming themselves with guns, fire hydrants and 1960s communist propaganda as they battle a wave of self-immolations that is spreading across the Tibetan plateau.
John Garnaut. At first glance it is surprising that Liu Yuan, who is seen to be the boldest and most ambitious general in the People's Liberation Army, was so unnerved by the ''Jasmine Revolutions'', which last...
John Garnaut At first glance, it is surprising that Liu Yuan, who is seen to be the boldest and most ambitious general in the People's Liberation Army, was so unnerved by the Jasmine Revolutions that rolled...
John Garnaut Canned fresh air sold as pollution worsens in China.
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 in Guangzhou AN AUSTRALIAN citizen owns the 2500-year-old cremated remains of Buddha's bones and their jewel-encrusted container and has put them on display in his private museum for dignitaries such as the...
John Garnaut Billionaire Chau Chak Wing boasts among his treasures Buddha's jewel-encased remains.
John Garnaut, China Hu Jintao stares down claims human-induced climate change is an American conspiracy.
John Garnaut BEIJING: It's not only Western leaders like Julia Gillard and Barack Obama who face fierce resistance from climate sceptics as they try to lay out policies to tackle global warming.
John Garnaut In Guangzhou LATE on Thursday night Matthew Ng dropped his head to his hands and sobbed uncontrollably as defence lawyer Chen Youxi's closing submission reached its climax.
John Garnaut GUANGZHOU city authorities have levelled new charges against the Australian tourism executive Matthew Ng, as the Trade Minister, Craig Emerson, prepares to lead 100 Australian businessmen on a tour...
JOHN GARNAUT BEIJING: In May 1986 a diminutive veteran of the long and brutal Japanese occupation of China, the then Communist Party chief Hu Yaobang, leaned forward in his oversized armchair and told the...