Michael Sainsbury is freelance journalist based in Southeast Asia with 25 years experience. He has been based in Asia for a decade, writing for publications across Australia and internationally
Michael was a senior business reporter at The Australian from 2002-2009, before moving to Beijing as the paper’s China correspondent. He left The Australian at the end of 2012, choosing to remain in Asia where he has been Regional Correspondent for Nikkei Asian Review and Editorial Director at ucanews.com.
In 2015 won the award for excellence in environmental reporting from the Society of Publishers in Asia awards in Hong Kong, writing for NAR, and has been nominated for a Walkley Award. Prior to commencing his career in journalism, Michael worked in politics and business.