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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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Political donations but one of many weapons in China's arsenal

Political donations but one of many weapons in China's arsenal

Michael SainsburySep 20, 20161 Comment

China is playing a long and complex game of global hegemony. Donations to Sam Dastyari are just a sideshow.

Turnbull pokes the dragon, gets torched, at tense G20 summit

Turnbull pokes the dragon, gets torched, at tense G20 summit

Michael SainsburySep 7, 20165 Comments

Not to mention the myriad little fracas involving Obama.

Foreign policy white paper a test of Bishop's mettle -- and China's

Foreign policy white paper a test of Bishop's mettle -- and China's

Michael SainsburyAug 26, 20163 Comments

Julie Bishop is trying to claw back foreign policy from the security agencies.

The disaster of Cambodia, the so-called hope for Australia's refugees

The disaster of Cambodia, the so-called hope for Australia's refugees

Michael SainsburyAug 19, 2016

The political situation in Cambodia has gone from bad to worse. You can bet no more refugees from Nauru will be choosing to relocate there.

Thailand's military rulers entrench their power

Thailand's military rulers entrench their power

Michael SainsburyAug 8, 2016

A new constitution will replace Thailand's pre-coup parliamentary system. And things don't look good for the country's democracy.

RBA, not govt, correctly assesses real China threat

RBA, not govt, correctly assesses real China threat

Michael SainsburyAug 3, 20162 Comments

Australia should be very afraid of China -- but it is its economic wobbles, not its military might, that should keep Aussies up at night.

Tomorrow, the world: China is steadily buying off south-east Asia

Tomorrow, the world: China is steadily buying off south-east Asia

Michael SainsburyJul 18, 20166 Comments

It’s now publicly clear what observers have known for some time: China is trying to economically annex poorer nations.

To hell with lost trade, Australia needs to stand up to China -- and soon

To hell with lost trade, Australia needs to stand up to China -- and soon

Michael SainsburyJul 14, 201612 Comments

Australia should be showing courage and leadership on an issued that has triggered a regional arms race: the conflict in the South China Sea.

Thailand's human trafficking industry is Australia's problem

Michael SainsburyJul 5, 20166 Comments

Thailand's human trafficking problem has been downgraded, but the country's fishing industry is still built on the back of slaves.

China will eat UK for Brexit

China will eat UK for Brexit

Michael SainsburyJun 29, 2016

China-UK economic relations are up in the air after Brexit. Some commentators say that if the UK economy does nose dive, China will pile in with offers of financial support and pick off cheap assets.

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