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Michael Sainsbury — Freelance correspondent in Asia and <em>Little Red Blog</em> Editor

Michael Sainsbury

Freelance correspondent in Asia and Little Red Blog Editor

Michael Sainsbury is a freelance journalist based in Asia with more than 20 years experience writing about business, business politics and human rights across Australia and the Asia Pacific.

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Global trail of murder, corruption dogs Australia's newest defence contractor

Global trail of murder, corruption dogs Australia's newest defence contractor

Michael SainsburyApr 28, 20164 Comments

The company contracted to build Australia's next fleet of submarines has a shadowy, unresolved past.

Canberra and Beijing are all smiles, but both showing teeth

Michael SainsburyApr 15, 20165 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's visit to China is going swimmingly, right?

Between the devil and the deep red Xi: Turnbull flies to China to save Aussie trade

Between the devil and the deep red Xi: Turnbull flies to China to save Aussie trade

Michael SainsburyApr 14, 20167 Comments

China has introduced a bevy of new laws and restrictions that could hurt Australian business.

China is Xi-deep in the Panama Papers scandal

Michael SainsburyApr 8, 2016

Anyone who works in the Hong Kong markets will tell you that the place is the world’s biggest money laundry.

Alibaba to Australian markets: open sesame

Alibaba to Australian markets: open sesame

Michael SainsburyApr 5, 20161 Comment

Australian retailers should be much more worried than Australian farmers that the Chinese are taking over.

Turnbull to keep whirlwind China trip just business

Turnbull to keep whirlwind China trip just business

Michael SainsburyMar 29, 20164 Comments

Australia's relationship with China is somewhat fraught at the moment, so Turnbull will have to walk a fine line to keep the discussion strictly business.

Red scare: Walsh bows out of Rio Tinto, with China strategy still unclear

Red scare: Walsh bows out of Rio Tinto, with China strategy still unclear

Michael SainsburyMar 18, 20161 Comment

Sam Walsh was a cost-cutting executive, but Rio continued to overproduce.

Australia finally taking China to task for human rights abuses

Australia finally taking China to task for human rights abuses

Michael SainsburyMar 15, 20164 Comments

Yes, China is important to Australia's economy. But that does not mean it should get a free pass.

Suu Kyi won't be president -- but she's still pulling the strings

Suu Kyi won't be president -- but she's still pulling the strings

Michael SainsburyMar 11, 2016

But she will still wield enormous influence.

Xi whiz! It’s Mao all over again

Xi whiz! It’s Mao all over again

Michael SainsburyMar 4, 20161 Comment

China these days is all about Xi, a man who has amassed power over the past three years in a manner unprecedented since Mao Zedong.