International remote work has democratised opportunities for people to gain employment without being uprooted, as businesses look to tap into a reservoir of young - and cheap - global talent.
For those of us working from home because our lives have been upended by the coronavirus that is sweeping the world, a light at the end of the tunnel is sometimes all we need.
Streaming for Netflix has shows soared across Europe where millions are confined to their homes over coronavirus fears.
China will get hit in the short term, and recover, but the fluctuations can trigger new opportunities.
The effort is part of an attempt to address the issue of "karoshi" – death from overwork – and to encourage overworked and overburdened couples to have children in a country that is struggling with a shrinking population.
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