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

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

Coronavirus: China’s risky plan to revive the economy

Beijing is targeting a second-quarter rebound but the crisis has exposed the limitations of the system under Xi Jinping. Chinese leaders used to worry about when economic growth might slip below the level of 6 per cent to avoid job losses and social unrest. But now, as they face the prospect of the first quarter of zero or negative growth since the chaos of Mao Zedong’s cultural revolution, they … https://on.ft.com/333Zxmu