WHO Rebukes China Over Team’s Entry Delay; Hong Kong Arrests Dozens in Crackdown: World Brief

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    The World Health Organization expressed disappointment with China for delaying the travel of experts to the Asian country to investigate the origin of the virus, in a rare instance of public criticism from the international organization.

    Chinese officials have not yet finalized permission to allow WHO-appointed experts to enter the country even as some of them embarked on travel, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a briefing on Tuesday. The delay comes despite months of negotiation and planning between Chinese officials and the 10-member expert team.

    “I am very disappointed with this news given that two members had already begun their journeys and others were not able to travel at the last minute,” Tedros said. “We are eager to get the mission underway as soon as possible.” FULL STORY: https://bloom.bg/3onlQO6

    UNITED STATES: President Donald Trump will address protesters calling for the overturn of his electoral loss to Joe Biden during an in-person speech at a park just south of the White House on Wednesday, according to a White House official.

    The president’s address at the Ellipse comes after Trump for days has promoted the protest, which will take place as lawmakers gather to certify the November election results. Trump is urging Republican lawmakers to vote against certifying his defeat. FULL STORY: https://bloom.bg/3rXprnX

    HONG KONG: President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. secretary of state denounced Hong Kong’s arrest of dozens of opposition figures under a controversial national security law, an unprecedented crackdown that included an American lawyer.

    Police said they had swept up about 50 people in the Wednesday operation. Those arrested included several prominent former lawmakers and allegations centered on an informal primary that drew more than 600,000 voters in July to choose candidates for a September legislative election that was subsequently postponed by the government. FULL STORY: https://bloom.bg/3rXnsAb

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