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, 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.
John Garnaut BEIJING: You might think that, after he had endured a mass hate campaign, including threats of blackmail and brutality, it was time for an 82-year-old intellectual to consider taking a step back from...
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 Beijing CHINA has been engulfed by anger and introspection after a two-year-old girl was run over and left for dead as motorists and pedestrians veered around her bleeding body.
John Garnaut, Beijing Offspring of China's influential ruling families are agitating for change, writes John Garnaut.
John Garnaut WHEN Ma Xiaoli arrived this month at the Hall of Many Sages with the sister of China's likely next president, she had no intention of speaking what was on her mind.
John Garnaut, Beijing China is heading into a new Mao-inspired epoch of socialism and nationalism, says the founder of China's powerful internet platform.
John Garnaut In Beijing CHINA is heading into a new Mao-inspired epoch of socialism and nationalism, says the founder of China's most powerful leftist internet platform.
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 Chen Dongchu was born in October 1949, a few days after Chairman Mao proclaimed the People's Republic of China. ''Dongchu'' means the sun in the East has begun to rise.
John Garnaut, Sanghee Liu, Zhang Yufei The Australian accountant Charlotte Chou has produced a chain of documents that she said showed the police case against her was ''malicious'' and had been ''fabricated'', in the second and final day...
John Garnaut GUANGZHOU: The leader of China's most populous province is cautiously promoting a more democratic model against the prevailing political winds.
John Garnaut THE Australian businesswoman Charlotte Chou will face a Guangzhou criminal court next week because she is a pawn in a bigger game of greed, revenge and massive bribes paid to the city's top...
John Garnaut in Beijing CHINA'S legal system has struck again against a successful Australian business person - this time a single mother who founded a private university in Guangzhou.
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 Beijing, Zhang Yufei, Guangzhou THE Australian entrepreneur Matthew Ng knew his company made a 100,000 yuan ($15,340) ''grey'' payment to an official in exchange for information, his lawyer said in court yesterday.
John Garnaut, Guangzhou An Australian businessman on trial in China spoke to his wife for the first time since he was taken from the basement of his home by seven plain-clothes police officers nine months ago.