Facebook Google Menu Linkedin lock Pinterest Search Twitter

Michael Sainsbury

Advertisement

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.

Latest

Trump is already making China uneasy

Trump is already making China uneasy

Michael SainsburyDec 9, 20165 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.

Crown prince Packer in damage control after Chinese sting on high-rolling exec

Crown prince Packer in damage control after Chinese sting on high-rolling exec

Michael SainsburyOct 25, 20165 Comments

In China’s three-tiered legal system, once a major operation such as this has been executed, the chances for anyone are slim.

Keating says China financial interest claims 'barking up the wrong tree'

Keating says China financial interest claims 'barking up the wrong tree'

Michael SainsburyOct 12, 20163 Comments

The former PM has criticised his party for effectively outsourcing decision-making to the navy.

How Bob Carr -- and our unis -- came to love China (and its money)

How Bob Carr -- and our unis -- came to love China (and its money)

Michael SainsburyOct 4, 20165 Comments

Who can forget the screams about the proposed "Consensus Centre" run by climate change sceptic Bjorn Lomborg? But our universities are chock-full of "Confucius Institutes" meant to peddle the Chinese Communist Party's soft power.

https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/10/04/bob-carr-and-australias-confucius-institutes-buying-chinas-soft-power-sell/ == https://www.crikey.com.au/free-trial/==https://www.crikey.com.au/subscribe/

Show popup

Telling you what the others don't. FREE for 21 days.

Free Trial form on Pop Up

Free Trial form on Pop Up
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.