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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 Senior government sources are dismayed at Tony Abbott's intervention on Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, believing they were making progress before he angered the Indonesians by linking it to...
John Garnaut, Philip Wen China, like Australia, is about to discover that reform is actually very hard.
John Garnaut As leaders of the world's most powerful nations arrive in Australia for the G20 summit, all eyes are on the relationship between the United States and China, and just where Australia can fit in.
John Garnaut Kim Bok-dong was 14 when she was abducted and forced into eight years of sexual slavery. But she wants her president to speak to Japanese leaders.
John Garnaut One Japanese MP has a unique perspective on the meeting between his Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
John Garnaut, Asia-Pacific editor in Tokyo On the eve of APEC, rampant nationalism, hostile acts and intertwined personal histories in the Asia-Pacific could be a greater threat to the global order than ISIS or Putin's Russia.
Michael Bachelard and John Garnaut Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo sits composed on his last afternoon in the Jakarta governor's office as the noise of angry ranting drifts in from the street outside.
Michael Bachelard, John Garnaut Australians are some of the world's great travellers, but when it comes to our near neighbour, Indonesia, we are a sadly predictable bunch.
John Garnaut Leung Chun-ying – ubiquitously known as ''CY'' – launched his campaign on November 27, 2011, with a message of change.
John Garnaut Police are prepared to use escalating levels of force to dislodge tens of thousands of pro-democracy protestors from the central business district of Hong Kong, says the son of a former senior...
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 Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has taken the extraordinary step of emailing China’s official news agency, Xinhua, to clarify that she did not directly use the phrase "stand up to China" in an...
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 Australia was once an outpost of “rascals and outlaws” but will soon adjust to the shifting realities of power, says a Chinese state-owned newspaper, which also has called Foreign...
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 The Japanese prime minister's address to Parliament never named China, but that was its sole and abiding focus.
John Garnaut Australia has removed the name of one of Indonesia’s most controversial Suharto-era generals from a visa black list, in case he wins tomorrow's presidential election.
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 Australia and India are deepening military ties and reviving “the spirit” of a controversial four-way democratic coalition with Japan and the United States