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Michael Sainsbury

Freelance correspondent in Asia and Little Red Blog Editor

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

The future is 5G, but what the hell is it?

The future is 5G, but what the hell is it?

Explaining the who, what, when, and how fast of 5G.

Why the arrest of Huawei’s CFO has the world on edge

Why the arrest of Huawei’s CFO has the world on edge

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou may restart the US-China trade war, but it will just be a headwind of the looming global financial crash.

Marriage equality suffers a blow in Taiwan referendum

Marriage equality suffers a blow in Taiwan referendum

Many had hoped that Taiwan could continue as a beacon for acceptance of LGBTIQ people in Asia, a region where same-sex relationships are still regularly criminalised.

How President Nguyen Phu Trong is taking advantage of a rising Vietnam

How President Nguyen Phu Trong is taking advantage of a rising Vietnam

One month after becoming Vietnam's second joint president and party secretary, "hardliner" Trong is presiding over a country rapidly outpacing its neighbours.

South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

With China renewing its commitment to territorial claims, and reactionaries like Donald Trump at the helm, the long-running South China Sea dispute could turn south very quickly.

What are Morrison's chances of reconciling with China?

What are Morrison's chances of reconciling with China?

Scott Morrison is quietly continuing Malcolm Turnbull's attempts to mend relations with the wannabe regional hegemon, but he has his work cut out for him.

An introduction to Malaysia's unfathomably large 1MDB fraud scandal

An introduction to Malaysia's unfathomably large 1MDB fraud scandal

Crikey examines Malaysia's multibillion dollar 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal, which may well be remembered as the textbook case of financial fraud in the modern age.

China violently oppresses Muslim minority while the world looks away

China violently oppresses Muslim minority while the world looks away

Australia — as well as the rest of the world — continues to look away from the active campaign of large-scale repression in China’s north-west Xinjiang province.

Can a woman save Wentworth for the Libs?

Can a woman save Wentworth for the Libs?

Liberal candidate Andrew Bragg has bowed out of the race for Wentworth, citing a need for women candidates. But will it be enough?

The spectacular, complicated fall of Aung San Suu Kyi

The spectacular, complicated fall of Aung San Suu Kyi

Between the Rohingya crisis and the jailing of Reuters journalists, Myanmar's State Counselor is in an extraordinary bind. However, she's certainly not helping matters.