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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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As China frets democratising Taiwan, will regional security gatecrash Oz election?

As China frets democratising Taiwan, will regional security gatecrash Oz election?

Michael SainsburyMay 20, 20162 Comments

Taiwan, the country that China still insists on calling an errant province, is causing headaches in Beijing.

Defence deal is Singapore special fried pork

Defence deal is Singapore special fried pork

Michael SainsburyMay 10, 20161 Comment

Singapore is taking a risk in entering into a defence deal with a known US ally -- but China's influence is not what it used to be.

Packer comes a cropper in Asia, but he'll always have Barangaroo

Packer comes a cropper in Asia, but he'll always have Barangaroo

Michael SainsburyMay 9, 2016

Packer has finally had enough waiting around for a win in Asia. He has nothing much to prove to anyone any more.

Yet another budget where Australia pigheadedly misunderstands China

Yet another budget where Australia pigheadedly misunderstands China

Michael SainsburyMay 4, 20164 Comments

ScoMo has it wrong on China. But don't worry, Moz, almost all Aussie treasurers do.

The death trap that endangers hundreds of thousands of Aussies a year

The death trap that endangers hundreds of thousands of Aussies a year

Michael SainsburyMay 3, 20162 Comments

Don't drive in Thailand.

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.