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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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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, 20174 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.

James Packer's dilemma: try to save Crown staff in China, or let the chips fall where they may?

James Packer's dilemma: try to save Crown staff in China, or let the chips fall where they may?

Michael SainsburyFeb 10, 20175 Comments

There are still 17 Crown employees languishing in Chinese detention centres. Is James Packer really doing all he can to get them back?

With American relationship gone, Turnbull finds few friends in Asia

With American relationship gone, Turnbull finds few friends in Asia

Michael SainsburyFeb 3, 20171 Comment

With Australia's relationship with the US is looking less than special, we should look to our Asian neighbours, who bring both opportunities and challenges.

The problem with our over-reliance on Chinese tourism

The problem with our over-reliance on Chinese tourism

Michael SainsburyJan 31, 20173 Comments

For the past decade, China has been the fastest growing place of origin for tourists to Australia. Here's why that could become an issue.

Exposing China's economic shell game

Exposing China's economic shell game

Michael SainsburyJan 23, 20173 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.

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