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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.

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.

Who is Tim Murray, the Labor candidate who wants Turnbull's old seat?

Who is Tim Murray, the Labor candidate who wants Turnbull's old seat?

As the battle looms for Malcolm Turnbull's vacated seat of Wentworth, voters are left wondering: who the hell is Tim Murray?

Payne will need to work hard to fix Bishop's damage in Asia

Payne will need to work hard to fix Bishop's damage in Asia

Incoming Foreign Minister Marise Payne has her work cut out for her to meet Australia's obligations in Asia-Pacific, something her predecessor largely ignored.

Turnbull's tech achievements may be negligible, but at least he tried

Turnbull's tech achievements may be negligible, but at least he tried

Now ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull made a great effort to elevate technology to the front of Australia's national conversation. Multiple failures aside, it was the direction the country needed.

Ciobo vies for a big Asian free trade agreement, but appetite is lacking

Ciobo vies for a big Asian free trade agreement, but appetite is lacking

Queensland's Steve Ciobo isn't getting as far with free trade agreements as he might like, despite his clear enthusiasm for them.

Telstra caught in a perfect storm as 5G and the NBN threaten major disruption

Telstra caught in a perfect storm as 5G and the NBN threaten major disruption

Telstra has failed, in the past, to take advantage of its position as the essential core of a networked world. How will they survive the next technological onslaught?