Peng Shuai appears in Beijing, WTA not reassured

Peng Shuai appears in Beijing, WTA not reassured

2021-11-21 02:31:00 PM

Peng Shuai appears in Beijing, WTA not reassured

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, whose whereabouts have been a matter of international concern for weeks, attended a tennis tournament in Beijing on Sunday, according to official photos published by the tournament organised by China Open.

The former doubles world number one had not been seen or heard from publicly since she said on Chinese social media on November 2 that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli had coerced her into sex and they later had an on-off consensual relationship. Neither Zhang nor the Chinese government have commented on her allegation.

Peng's social media post was quickly deleted and the topic has been blocked from discussion on China's heavily censored internet. World tennis bodies have expressed concern, with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) threatening to pull tournaments out of China. The US and Britain have called for evidence of Peng's whereabouts and safety.

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Peng Shuai appears in Beijing, WTA not reassuredChinese tennis star Peng Shuai, whose whereabouts have been a matter of international concern for weeks, attended a tennis tournament in Beijing on Sunday, according to official photos published by the tournament organised by China Open. It is fascinating how China seems to do the minimum of what the public demands exactly one day later, hoping to silence critical voices against the regime. Officials downplayed the case. This pattern is known already and it's clear that these appearances of Peng Shuai are staged.

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