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 BEIJING: China's most famous sabre-rattling general has turned uncharacteristically silent after a bruising first foray on the ''battleground'' of online public opinion.
John Garnaut China's most famous sabre-rattling general has picked the fight of his life online.
John Garnaut Members of the Chinese Communist Party's 'red aristocracy' rally behind the country's new leader, Xi Jinping.
John Garnaut Nostalgic and disillusioned sections of the Communist Party’s "red aristocracy” have rallied strongly behind the new leader, Xi Jinping, in gatherings over the Spring Festival break.
John Garnaut BEIJING: The purge of Bo Xilai is in danger of losing momentum as the maverick political star remains defiant and associates question the fairness of keeping him in jail while other tainted leaders...
John Garnaut Within two decades the US will be forced out of the western Pacific, says a high-ranking Chinese military officer, amid concerns that increasingly militarised great power rivalry could lead to war.
John Garnaut Within two decades the US will be forced out of the western Pacific, says a senior Chinese military officer, amid concerns that increasingly militarised great-power rivalry could lead to war.
John Garnaut Western world is once again hoping China will lean on its bellicose ally, North Korea, and prevent it developing a credible nuclear weapon, after the North proclaimed its third test on Tuesday.
John Garnaut The Western world should not expect China to lean on its bellicose ally, North Korea, and prevent it from developing a credible nuclear weapon, writes John Garnaut.
John Garnaut BEIJING: North Korea has once again defied the world to conduct its third nuclear test, taking the hermit kingdom a step closer to a credible nuclear weapon that could theoretically strike the United...
John Garnaut North Korea has once again defied the world to conduct its third nuclear test, taking the hermit kingdom a step closer to a credible nuclear weapon that could theoretically strike the United States...
John Garnaut BEIJING: South Korea will pre-emptively strike against North Korea if it shows intent to use a nuclear weapon, a top South Korean general says.
John Garnaut CHINESE warships have aimed missile radars at Japanese military targets in what Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called ''a dangerous action that could lead to unforeseen consequences''.
John Garnaut BEIJING: The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has denounced China for a ''dangerous'' escalation of a stand-off in the East China Sea, after accusations that Chinese vessels had aimed missile...
John Garnaut Chinese warships have pointed missile radars at Japanese military targets, Japan says.
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 Canned fresh air sold as pollution worsens in China.
John Garnaut Ten-year-old Leo Xi sits on a piano stool at a birthday party in Beijing's affluent north-east, jammed between his parents, as they debate whether he studies too hard.
John Garnaut China's schools may reflect the huge wealth gap in the country, but children in both rich and poor areas share a powerful hunger to learn.
John Garnaut, Beijing A Chinese military officer has raised the spectre of nuclear weapons and warned Australia not to side with the United States and Japan as a territorial dispute in the East China Sea continues to...