Michael Sainsbury is freelance journalist based in Asia with deep experience writing about the region for publications across Australia, the Asia Pacific and Europe. Michael has also written extensively about technology, venture capital, private equity and general business. He began his writing career in the tech sector working at and then co-editing Communications Day and helped set up iTNews.com.au, one of Australia’s leading online technology news services. He was a senior telecommunications and private equity reporter at The Australian from 2002-2009, before moving to Beijing as the paper's China correspondent. Michael left The Australian at the end of 2012, choosing to remain in Asia and relocated to Bangkok in 2013 where he was Regional Correspondent for Nikkei Asian Review from 2014-2017. Michael now reports extensively across South and Southeast Asia as well as China and North Asia.