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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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James Packer's dilemma: try to save Crown staff in China, or let the chips fall where they may?

James Packer's dilemma: try to save Crown staff in China, or let the chips fall where they may?

Michael SainsburyFeb 10, 20175 Comments

There are still 17 Crown employees languishing in Chinese detention centres. Is James Packer really doing all he can to get them back?

With American relationship gone, Turnbull finds few friends in Asia

With American relationship gone, Turnbull finds few friends in Asia

Michael SainsburyFeb 3, 20171 Comment

With Australia's relationship with the US is looking less than special, we should look to our Asian neighbours, who bring both opportunities and challenges.

The problem with our over-reliance on Chinese tourism

The problem with our over-reliance on Chinese tourism

Michael SainsburyJan 31, 20173 Comments

For the past decade, China has been the fastest growing place of origin for tourists to Australia. Here's why that could become an issue.

Exposing China's economic shell game

Exposing China's economic shell game

Michael SainsburyJan 23, 20173 Comments

Last week, China’s official economic growth figures came in. As predicted, well, they were just as predicted: 6.7% for the year. Hmmm.

How Trump will wreck diplomacy in south-east Asia

How Trump will wreck diplomacy in south-east Asia

Michael SainsburyJan 9, 20174 Comments

Donald Trump's inauguration might well be the spark to light the tinderbox of China's tense diplomatic relations in south-east Asia.

Packer kowtows after cash cow slough, Macau Crown row

Packer kowtows after cash cow slough, Macau Crown row

Michael SainsburyDec 16, 20163 Comments

The Crown experience puts paid to the ridiculous hyping of the federal government about the vast opportunities available to Australian businesses in China.

Trump is already making China uneasy

Trump is already making China uneasy

Michael SainsburyDec 9, 20168 Comments

Trump’s move to talk with the Taiwanese leader is, at least for now, an unexpected breath of fresh air.

Another surrogacy scandal means Australia has to have this discussion -- if we're mature enough

Another surrogacy scandal means Australia has to have this discussion -- if we're mature enough

Michael SainsburyDec 2, 20162 Comments

Hundreds of Australians are going overseas to secure commercial surrogacy services, putting themselves and the birth mothers at risk.

Rio's African disaster means it's time to clean house

Rio's African disaster means it's time to clean house

Michael SainsburyNov 29, 2016

With two execs already sidelined and possibly more to come, Rio Tinto has to have a good hard look at how it got this far.

Crown board's negligence landed employees in Chinese prison

Crown board's negligence landed employees in Chinese prison

Michael SainsburyNov 23, 20164 Comments

Gambling is illegal in China. So is taking groups of 10 or more to offshore casinos for the purpose of gambling. None of this is new -- so why was Crown so ostentatious about buying huge jets to do just that?

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