#195 - The end of sick days | Curio

#195 - The end of sick days

25 mins | Apr 25, 2022

Today's episode from 25th April 2022. First up: After a tiny island in the Pacific signed a security deal with China, many western governments are worried about Beijing's influence in the region. We take a look at how China is managing to win influence in the area through private Chinese firms buying up strategic islands. Then later, has working-from-home made it harder to take time off? We explore how many more of us are powering through illness rather than resting. Chinese investors are trying to buy or lease large chunks of land, often in sensitive locations close to military bases or critical supply chain sea lanes. For the Financial Times, Kathrin Hill investigates the potential reasons behind these acquisitions. Remote working has made it easier to power through illness rather than rest, but this could cost health, well-being, and productivity. For the Financial Times, Emma Jacobs explores how the pandemic has shifted attitudes towards sick days. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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