Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine speaks at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. She now faces a vote of no confidence because of her decision to make a cryptocurrency second legal tender. Photo: AFP

Marshall Islands president accuses China of backing opponents, fuelling political crisis to secure remote atoll

  • Vote of no confidence in leader Hilda Heine, the first female leader of any Pacific Island, is scheduled for next week
  • Her opponents have accused her of putting the country’s financial reputation at risk with the adoption of a cryptocurrency
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Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine speaks at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. She now faces a vote of no confidence because of her decision to make a cryptocurrency second legal tender. Photo: AFP
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