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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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Exposing China's economic shell game

Exposing China's economic shell game

Michael SainsburyJan 23, 20172 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?

The beginning of the end for Hong Kong's independence

The beginning of the end for Hong Kong's independence

Michael SainsburyNov 16, 20161 Comment

Hong Kong is a pretty big deal for Australia. And it's under attack.

Australia is caught between a populist in China and a demagogue in America

Australia is caught between a populist in China and a demagogue in America

Michael SainsburyNov 11, 20162 Comments

Things do not look good.

Psst, don't look now, but Islamic fundamentalism is taking hold on our doorstep

Psst, don't look now, but Islamic fundamentalism is taking hold on our doorstep

Michael SainsburyNov 7, 20165 Comments

Australia's northern neighbours are in various states of turmoil, it seems. And this has many watchers of the Asia-Pacific spooked.

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