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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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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.

Conflict in South China Sea an ominous background to this election

Conflict in South China Sea an ominous background to this election

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.

We need to talk about China

We need to talk about China

Michael SainsburyJun 21, 20163 Comments

Whoever wins on July 2 will have to start having grown-up conversations with Australians about China.

Meet the candidates for DFAT’s top job

Meet the candidates for DFAT’s top job

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.

Throw them to the (Chinese) lions: how Xi Jinping is waging war on Christians

Throw them to the (Chinese) lions: how Xi Jinping is waging war on Christians

Michael SainsburyJun 8, 20164 Comments

China's recent tolerance of organised religion might be drawing to a close.

China as repressive as ever, but Australia lacks Hawke's moral fibre

China as repressive as ever, but Australia lacks Hawke's moral fibre

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.

The shameful smearing of Nick Xenophon

The shameful smearing of Nick Xenophon

Michael SainsburyJun 2, 20165 Comments

Why are the major parties trying to smear Nick Xenophon for a donor's link to East Timor whistleblower Bernard Collaery?

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