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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael SainsburyJun 27, 2016
If China's war games in the South China Sea invoke the wrath of Indonesia, Australia is in for a bumpy and dangerous ride on the geopolitical rollercoaster.
Michael SainsburyJun 21, 20163 Comments
Whoever wins on July 2 will have to start having grown-up conversations with Australians about China.
Michael SainsburyJun 10, 20161 Comment
Giving the top job to a former spy chief would upset a lot of Australia's neighbours, but it's a distinct possibility.
Michael SainsburyJun 8, 20164 Comments
China's recent tolerance of organised religion might be drawing to a close.
Michael SainsburyJun 6, 20165 Comments
On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre Australia needs a politician to stand up to China, as Bob Hawke did. But pollies with that moral rectitude are thin on the ground.