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The psychology behind a pandemic - Acclaimed psychologist Steven Pinker
As the lockdown continues and uncertainty abounds it can be difficult to remain optimistic.
The books are left unread, walls have not been painted, the garden shed left unfinished - why can't we get these things done and how come for many of us motivation is waining?
Earlier we spoke to acclaimed psychologist Steven Pinker.
Quote of the Day
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Hong Kong leader to visit Beijing to discuss plans to revive economy
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will travel to Beijing next week for a three-day visit to discuss plans to revive the global financial hub’s economy which has been battered by the C...
Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association Calls for Action by Hong Kong Labour Department over Cathay Pacific Restructuring
The Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association (HKAOA) today requested action by the Hong Kong Labour Department over the recent restructuring of the airline by the Cathay Pacific G...
Ant Group closes Hong Kong book early due to strong demand for its record dual IPO
Ant Group will close its Hong Kong institutional book building process a day earlier than expected due to strong demand for its record initial public offering (IPO), a person fa...
HSBC's Hong Kong shares jump nearly 5% after third-quarter earnings beat estimates
HSBC's reported profit before tax was $3.07 billion in the third quarter, better than the $2.07 billion that analysts had expected, according to estimates compiled by the bank.
Four Hong Kong activists seeking asylum in US consulate ‘turned away’
The four ran up to talk to security guards, who allowed them inside the compound, but they not did to stay. Incident came after arrest of three others tied to now-defunct Studen...
Hospital capacity running out in multiple European countries
Ambulances 'driving in circles' in the Hague, unable to discharge patients. Belgium asks NL to take in some patients, but Dutch hospitals are already airlifting patients to Ger...
'We need a miracle': Czech PM says more restrictions are looming
The Czech infection rate is the highest on the planet except for tiny Andorra, and the spread of the virus among doctors and medical workers is worsening the strain on hospitals.
Covid job losses hitting young people hardest in UK, study finds
Workers aged under 25 more than twice as likely to have lost job in past two months
Giving senior roles to mainland academics will damage HKU, students say
Installing the two professors who hold positions at Tsinghua University in Beijing will jeopardise academic freedoms, union says.
Cathay Pacific flight attendants threaten collective action over new contracts
Union says it has full support of membership and will ‘act fast’ if necessary after general meeting where some broke down in tears.
US appeals against China’s WTO trade war tariff victory
The United States has chosen to appeal China’s WTO tariff victory ‘into the void’, with the appellate body defunct since Washington refused to appoint new judges.
Merkel says Germany faces ‘difficult months ahead’ in Covid fight
Chancellor says country is on verge of losing control as Europe death toll passes 250k
Digital yuan will not compete with WeChat Pay or Alipay
China’s digital yuan will not compete with private apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay, but it may have to contend with counterfeit digital wallets.
China wooing investors to Shanghai, with HSBC, Goldman answering
Central bank chief Yi Gang tells Bund Summit that the country’s focus on domestic economy does not mean it is shutting the door on the rest of the world.
Mandatory sex education amendment sparks debate on sexuality in China
From 2021, schools should conduct ‘age-appropriate sex education for minors’, helping them protect themselves against abuse and sexual harassment.
Hong Kong: new ‘rural villas’ smack of illegal deals with developers, group says
Lands Department says it will investigate as smart designs, walled estates, security guards among signs these aren’t village ‘small houses’.
Airline industry carnage hits families but billionaires are sitting pretty
Billionaires’ wealth has increased during the pandemic while the aviation industry is mired in crisis. The thousands employed at Hong Kong airport and in tourism appear set for ...
Wife of Ukrainian footballer ‘could face 3 years in prison’ for flashing underwear while singing national anthem, lawyer says
The wife of Ukrainian international footballer Mykola Moroziuk could be threatened with jail for abuse of state symbols after she sang Ukraine’s national anthem while showing he...
‘We’re not there yet’: British health minister dashes hopes AstraZeneca vaccine could be ready before Christmas
The British minister of health has rebuffed claims that a UK vaccine could be widely distributed in 2020, adding that his “central expectation” is for roll-out in the first half...
Amazon gets on ‘secretive’ UK government panel on post-Brexit supply rules while benefiting financially from own ‘advice’ – report
Online retail giant Amazon is ensuring a lucrative future in UK government contracts, guiding a “secretive” Cabinet Office panel on making policy on post-Brexit procurement of g...
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