Ben Chung
Ben Chung (2nd R) of a pro-democracy political group is arrested by police in the Central district after as many as 50 Hong Kong opposition figures were arrested in Hong Kong on January 6, 2021, under a new national security law in the largest operation yet against Beijing's critics, deepening a crackdown sweeping the financial hub. Peter PARKS / AFP
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China’s Hong Kong crackdown escalates with mass opposition arrests

HONG KONG, Jan 6, 2021 (AFP) - China's crackdown in Hong Kong escalated dramatically on Wednesday with police arresting as many as 50 opposition figures in their largest operation since
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
World Health Organization (WHO) Ethiopian Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a press briefing on Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) via video link from the WHO headquarters in Geneva. An international expert team has set off for China to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, but Beijing has yet to provide the necessary access, the WHO chief said January 5, 2021. "Today, we learned that Chinese officials have not yet finalised the necessary permissions for the team's arrivals in China," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters. World Health Organization / AFP
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China blocks WHO virus source probe

GENEVA, Jan 6, 2021 (AFP) - An expert mission to China to find the origins of the coronavirus pandemic stumbled before it even began, with the head of the World