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· June, 2021

Stories about Economics & Business from June, 2021

‘Lying down flat’ as passive resistance in China

"You can’t stand up. But you don’t want to kneel down. Then you can only lie down flat."

Cash or Bitcoin? El Salvador’s small business owners speak

In a country with a large informal economy, small business owners are skeptical of a new plan to make bitcoin a legal currency.

Illegal logging, poaching and waste dumping endanger nature in North Macedonia

North Macedonia's great and varied biological diversity is seriously endangered and was significantly impacted by COVID-19, as protected areas in the country, and national parks' income were impacted.

Tokyo Olympics: A symbol of the divide in Japanese society

Using Twitter's public API, Global Voices analyzed more than 2.5 million Japanese-language tweets to gauge public sentiment around the Tokyo Olympic Games.

World Oceans Day: The Caribbean Sea faces dual threat of climate change and overfishing

It is clear the Caribbean is on the frontline of climate change, and its creeping impact on the marine environment is showing itself in various ways.

Belt and Road Initiative projects ramp up Nigeria’s favourable perception of China

The BRI initiative enjoys a favourable perception because Nigeria has an infrastructure deficit that China is correcting. This programme will endure for some time in Nigeria. 

Indigenous people denounce Chinese oil giant's extractions in Peru's Amazon Forest

A coalition of non-governmental and indigenous organizations came together to hold their government and companies accountable

Accident on a chemical-laden ship triggers one of the biggest environmental disasters in Sri Lanka

Singaporean container ship X-Press Pearl had an accident near the Sri Lankan coast and has since sent waves of microplastics and charred debris along the coast of the country’s capital.

Omanis stage rare protests demanding jobs and end to corruption

In the largest rallies since 2011, protests broke out across Oman for several days, leading to speedy employment policy by Sultan Haitham, who faces his first bout of dissent.

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