World Cup is set to make many Chinese workers “sick”

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 05 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3735
  1. Jane Parry
  1. 1Hong Kong

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament approaches, online entrepreneurs in China have been offering solutions to a common problem facing football fans in the country: how to get around the 11 hour time difference between Beijing and Rio de Janeiro, meaning that games will air between midnight and 6 am Beijing time.

The answer? Simply buy a sick note online, …

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