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 AUSTRALIA'S financial traders have responded to the market bloodshed in the United States and Europe, but their eyes will soon revert to China, the resource-hungry giant upon which Australia's...
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 It is a work in progress, but the 20-minute documentary film that artist Yang Weidong released in Hong Kong yesterday has already produced some definite results.
John Garnaut, Beijing LI DONGDONG ultimately controls 2000 different newspapers, 10,000 magazines and 300,000 book titles, and she can access a seemingly limitless taxpayer-funded budget. But she's far from satisfied.
John Garnaut BEIJING: Li Dongdong ultimately controls 2000 different newspapers, 10,000 magazines, 300,000 book titles and she can access a seemingly limitless taxpayer-funded budget. But she's far from satisfied.
John Garnaut, Beijing A wealthy businessman and private citizen standing for mayor might not seem a big issue in the West, but in China it is a different matter.
John Garnaut BEIJING: Cao Tian rode China's democracy wave in 1989 until, like thousands of others, it swept him into jail.
John Garnaut BEIJING: Ho Pin was an up-and-coming reporter within the Communist Party's security apparatus when he watched the Tiananmen protests pan out beneath him in 1989, from the 15th floor of the Beijing...
John Garnaut Beijing A RISING star of the People's Liberation Army has called for China to rediscover its ''military culture'', while challenging unnamed Communist Party leaders for betraying their revolutionary heritage.
John Garnaut BEIJING: A Chinese general has issued a clarion call for the true heirs of the communist revolution to rediscover their fighting spirit and reinvent a rationale for their existence.
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 Author Liao Yiwu says he doesn't know why the Chinese Communist Party blocked him from leaving China to attend next week's Sydney Writers' Festival.
John Garnaut BEIJING: The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has emerged from top-level talks to declare ''the relationship with China is in good shape'', despite pushing Australia's concerns about businessmen...
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 THE Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has hardened her uncompromising position on North Korea's nuclear program, at a time when diplomats say the isolated regime is reaching out to talk.
John Garnaut JULIA GILLARD said North Korea would stick to its aggressive brinkmanship and nuclear weapons programs as she detailed ambitious new defence links with Japan and prepared to fly to Seoul.
John Garnaut Tokyo THE Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has moved to strengthen defence ties with Japan and will seek to elevate links with South Korea, adding to China's unease about new US-anchored security networks...
John Garnaut CHINA'S fourth-ranked leader, Jia Qinglin, will arrive in Perth tonight in the midst of the Communist Party's toughest crackdown on civil society in more than a decade.
John Garnaut YANG HENGJUN, the Australian writer who disappeared on Sunday, has re-emerged to say he will return to China to continue the fight for democracy, human rights and universal values.
John Garnaut Yang Hengjun, the Australian who many believed has been detained in in Guangzhou for his political writings, vows to adopt a lower profile.