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John Garnaut is the China correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age newspapers. He has written for other publications including Caijing magazine, Tempo (Indonesia), The Diplomat (Australia) and the International Herald Tribune.
Recently his coverage has been recognised with a Walkley award for 'Scoop of the Year' for breaking the story that Rio Tinto's Stern Hu had been arrested; the Citigroup award for business journalism ; and a finalist for the Graham Perkins Australian journalist of the year.
Before arriving in Beijing with his family in 2007 he was Economics Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald, based at Parliament House in Canberra. In an earlier life he was a commercial lawyer in Melbourne. As a child he spent stints in Papua New Guinea and China.