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#ToxicWorkplaces: The future of youth employment in Nigeria

Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, Queen’s University, Ontario Since Nigeria declared its aspiration to be one of the world’s top 20 economies by 2020, I have been doing research on the damaging impact of urban restructuring and economic growth on marginalized urban women in Ibadan, Nigeria. However, in the past four years, my interest has widened to include the impact of the same issues on Nigerian youth. I … Continue reading #ToxicWorkplaces: The future of youth employment in Nigeria

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新冠疫情对义乌外贸的影响

作者:熊书逸

“现在商贸城里几乎都没什么人了。你看这才十二月底,就有好多商户都关门回家过年去了。”做布料生意的王先生叹着气说道。“要是前几年,过年前的这几天是最忙的时候。”

王老板的现状,是义乌国际商贸城上万个商铺的典型代表。传说中的“义乌小商品批发市场”实际包括好几个实体市场,其中最大也是最著名的就是义乌国际商贸城。

被誉为“世界超市”的义乌,连接着200万家中小企业,经营着170万个单品,商品出口到全球200多个国家和地区。

然而,一场突如其来的新冠肺炎疫情迫使人们的生活按下了暂停键。这场疫情对国际贸易产生了巨大的影响,而义乌作为贸易链中的一环,似乎也遇到了危机。

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If companies want net-zero carbon offices, they need to focus on building materials

Meike Siegner, Ryerson University and Cory Searcy, Ryerson University In 2020, the extraction, transport and manufacturing of materials for the building sector accounted for 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. If buildings are to make meaningful contributions to keeping global temperature rise to 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels, limiting emissions from building materials is crucial. To achieve this objective, engineered versions of age-old … Continue reading If companies want net-zero carbon offices, they need to focus on building materials

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s politics are anti-Indigenous — so why do media outlets still quote them?

Kyle Willmott, Simon Fraser University The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) describes itself as “a non-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization committed to lower taxes, less waste and more government accountability.” But it takes advantage of the positive associations people often have with the word “taxpayer” and attempts to fill it with neoliberal and anti-Indigenous political ideas. Throughout my research, I have tracked the CTF. The organization has … Continue reading The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s politics are anti-Indigenous — so why do media outlets still quote them?

What Makes Yiwu a Desirable Place for Foreign Merchants to Settle in?–  A Study of the Muslim Community in Yiwu

Authors: Fengnian Cai, Jiamei Wang, Yue Wu  Giant Arabic letters in shopping malls, loud chatter in diverse languages, the sweet smell of shisha smoke in the evening air, and Muslim women wearing colorful Hijabs watching the news from Al Jazeera (a Middle-Eastern news channel) by the streets — a unique scene indeed. This is a city filled with all sorts of Halal food and Islamic … Continue reading What Makes Yiwu a Desirable Place for Foreign Merchants to Settle in?–  A Study of the Muslim Community in Yiwu