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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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What is Islamic State doing in the Philippines?

What is Islamic State doing in the Philippines?

Michael SainsburyJun 20, 20171 Comment

We are a month into the siege of the country’s biggest Muslim city, Marawi, by groups who have aligned themselves with the so-called Islamic State.

Sensible but firm: Turnbull finally takes stand against Chinese aggression

Sensible but firm: Turnbull finally takes stand against Chinese aggression

Michael SainsburyJun 5, 20178 Comments

In fact, he actually took the fight to China, in terms of regional security, while rightly noting that Australia does not have to “choose” between China and the United States.

The next terror attack could be on your Thailand or Bali holiday

The next terror attack could be on your Thailand or Bali holiday

Michael SainsburyMay 26, 20174 Comments

Militant Islamism is spreading like wildfire in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The Bali bombings will probably not be an isolated incident.

Pell freezes over

Pell freezes over

Michael SainsburyMay 23, 20176 Comments

Cardinal George Pell shaped an entire generation of the Australian Catholic Church. But his influence, and that of priests like him, is waning, as Pope Francis embarks on a radical overhaul of the Vatican and ecclesiastical appointments.

Australia stuck in the middle of China's latest attempt at 'empire-building'

Australia stuck in the middle of China's latest attempt at 'empire-building'

Michael SainsburyMay 15, 20176 Comments

Critics, including importantly Australia’s defence and espionage establishment, believe China's latest move to be a potential strategic threat.

Secretive Chinese conglomerate needs more scrutiny from the FIRB

Secretive Chinese conglomerate needs more scrutiny from the FIRB

Michael SainsburyMay 8, 2017

HNA Group has made an eye-watering number of acquisitions at breakneck speed in a bewildering number of sectors. Australia should keep its eye on this secretive company.

The cautionary tale of Feng Chongyi, and China’s creeping influence on Australian unis

The cautionary tale of Feng Chongyi, and China’s creeping influence on Australian unis

Michael SainsburyApr 7, 20178 Comments

Feng’s detention is completely of a piece with the multi-pronged stepping-up of the already crushing censorship under Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

New ABC chair reveals his 'tough side', promises he 'will not be pushed around by politicians'

New ABC chair reveals his 'tough side', promises he 'will not be pushed around by politicians'

Michael SainsburyMar 27, 201712 Comments

Justin Milne made it clear he would protect the ABC's independence fiercely.

What do we know about new ABC chairman Justin Milne?

What do we know about new ABC chairman Justin Milne?

Michael SainsburyMar 22, 20175 Comments

Milne goes way, way back to the halcyon days of OzEmail, the little internet service provider that could.

Bellamy's and Blackmores learn the hard way: if you chase the Chinese dragon, you might get burnt

Bellamy's and Blackmores learn the hard way: if you chase the Chinese dragon, you might get burnt

Michael SainsburyFeb 27, 20173 Comments

Yes, there are huge business opportunities in China. But there is also the very real possibility of losing a lot of money.

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