Why China rents out its pandas

Why China rents out its pandas

PANDAS: CUTE, popular and expensive. So expensive, in fact, that the Malaysian government has reportedly considered handing its two adult pandas back to China, the country from which all pandas originate. As part of an agreement made in 2014 by its then prime minister, Najib Razak, Malaysia must pay China $1m each year to rent…

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Why it’s right to hold a new Brexit referendum

Why it’s right to hold a new Brexit referendum

To hold another referendum on Brexit in the coming months, three key questions would need to be resolved. First, when would it take place? Holding a referendum in the UK is not straightforward. Parliament must legislate. The Electoral Commission must test the proposed question for clarity and impartiality. Campaign groups must form. A “lead” campaigner…

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Why another referendum would be so problematic

Why another referendum would be so problematic

Holding another referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union is an uncomfortable idea. That, of course, is not a compelling argument against holding it. Nor does it mean that a referendum may not eventually be regarded as the best available option. But let’s consider the immense challenges. First, there are all sorts of practical…

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