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 ON THE road from Lhasa to Chengdu, at an altitude of 4700 metres, two siblings have found a hillside blanketed with pink and white rhododendrons to stop and clean their caterpillar fungus.
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 Defence Minister Stephen Smith was given a front-row seat this week to watch how the lines of geopolitics are being redrawn almost daily as China and the United States wrestle for dominance in the...
John Garnaut, Beijing Australia will get to size-up leading reformist hope among next generation of leaders.
John Garnaut, Beijing 'Rebalancing' of American military in the Pacific promises to deepen rivalries with China.
John Garnaut AUSTRALIA has thrown its support behind a major "rebalancing" of American military might into the Pacific region, which promises to deepen strategic rivalries with China.
John Garnaut The Japanese Prime Minister warned a nuclear security summit yesterday that the world must not be lulled into a ''myth of safety'', following lessons learnt from the tsunami and nuclear meltdown at...
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 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 and Philip Wen Businessman was expected to reveal allegations of government links to organised crime.
John Garnaut, Beijing The mysterious disappearance of two high officials has opened a rare glimpse into the winner-take-all world of elite Chinese politics.
John Garnaut Wang Lijun, the mafia-slaying security chief of Chongqing city, vanished yesterday amid a stand-off involving hundreds of security officers surrounding the United States consulate in Chengdu.
John Garnaut in Beijing A RISING star of the People's Liberation Army has promised a "do-or-die" fight against powerful corrupt generals, bringing military politics to the fore of China's critical leadership transition.
John Garnaut A rising star of the People's Liberation Army promises to fight military corruption.
John Garnaut, Sanghee Liu BEIJING: The sudden death from ''exhaustion'' of North Korea's Kim Jong-il has left the region scrambling for clues on how the regime will maintain stability.
John Garnaut and Sanghee Liu The sudden death by 'exhaustion' of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il leaves the region scrambling for clues on how the regime will maintain stability.
John Garnaut and Sanghee Liu in Beijing The sudden death by "exhaustion" of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il has left the region scrambling for clues on how the regime will maintain stability.
John Garnaut, Beijing You might think that after enduring a mass hate campaign it would be time for an 82-year-old intellectual to consider taking a backward step.
John Garnaut, Conghua Nobody can even guess how Dr Chau Chak Wing, a reclusive multibillionaire, acquired jade carvings, ancient bronze vessels and exquisite pottery and porcelain that was once possessed by legendary...
John Garnaut CONGHUA, China: When I first met the reclusive multibillionaire Chau Chak Wing he delivered me in a Bentley to a water-logged construction site at the base of Phoenix Mountain.