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Covid-19: Hong Kong’s civil servants battling 21st-century disease with 20th-century technology and bosses stuck in the past
Many have neither hardware nor software needed to work from home. Meanwhile, low-tech managers spurn virtual meetings and insist on seeing staff face to face.
Covid-19: China’s mental health counsellors reach out online to help those affected by coronavirus pandemic
Chinese users spent 20% more time on physical and mental health apps in the first week of March compared with the same period in January. KnowYourself brought together a team of over 100 professionals and trained volunteers to reply to calls for help from people in need.
India is buying drones and specialist equipment to monitor the movement of locusts and spray insecticides to ward off a new outbreak that could ravage crops, government officials said.
Coronavirus: Working from home a new, occasionally frustrating, experience for Hongkongers used to rhythms of office life
One civil servant is learning how to get the job done at the dining room table – when his kids aren’t commandeering the computer. Working remotely, flexible schedules already a reality at growing number of Hong Kong businesses.
In remote Indian Kashmir people have been offline since August, queuing for hours to pay bills or using government 'Internet kiosks'.
Recent data breaches, including one where details of HIV patients were leaked, won’t hold back Singapore’s efforts in testing and investing in the latest technology to build what it termed as a “Smart Nation”.
Launched in January, Xuexi Qiangguo tests Communist Party cadres on their knowledge of their leader, country and history. But many have already found ways to cheat the system and bag the bonuses.
For Dimitra Dionysopoulou, who lives in the shadow of the Acropolis, there is no mistaking the signs of the Airbnb takeover in her neighbourhood.
Nepal’s government on Feb 20 tabled draft legislation that would impose harsh penalties for “improper” social media posts, igniting concerns it could be used to suppress freedom of speech and stifle dissent.