The Three Equations for a Happy Life, Even During a Pandemic

It seems strange to launch a column on happiness during a pandemic. The timing is, well, awkward, isn’t it? Maybe not. We’re stuck at home; our lives on COVID time have slowed to a near halt. This creates all sorts of obvious inconveniences, of course. But in the involuntary quiet, many of us also sense an opportunity to think a little more deeply about life. In our go-go-go world, we rarely get … https://bit.ly/3b1fxJ5

Why the world’s first smart highway will most likely be in China

China’s fast-paced growth has resulted in it being one of the most extremely flexible nations in terms of technological integration into existing infrastructure. With its relatively newer institutions and organizations, China can easily adapt existing infrastructure around current and potentially future technologies. Because of the rise of automated vehicles and their specific criteria, many have … https://tcrn.ch/31QTz84

British Steel: Takeover by Chinese firm completed

Jingye Group said that the move would save more than 3,000 jobs in Scunthorpe and Teesside and it would modernise the towns’ steelworks. The firm reportedly offered £50m to buy the company after it collapsed and was placed under the control of the UK Insolvency Service last year. Unions have said that although the deal “must be celebrated”, about 450 workers still face losing their jobs. British … https://bbc.in/2QvBx6J

Hongkong Land pays a record 31 billion yuan for Shanghai land plot as it continues its search for growth in mainland China

Hongkong Land, 50 per cent owned by Jardine Matheson, plans to build office buildings, shopping malls and high-rise apartment buildings on the plot at West Bund. The parcel will yield 1.8 million square metres (1.94 billion square feet) of gross area. Hongkong Land Holdings Limited, a unit of one of the biggest British conglomerates of the colonial era, has paid a record price for a piece of … http://bit.ly/2TTUUY9

Watch! Coronavirus: Life inside China’s lockdown

Two local filmmakers have been recording life inside Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, for over 50 days since the city went under lockdown in January. Coronavirus is now spreading around the world as governments scramble to contain it. The outbreak began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has been locked down since late January. With exclusive access to two film-makers inside … http://bit.ly/33vV3oS