The Guardian Weekly - 2021-11-26


Peng mystery

Spotlight Asia Pacific

The International Olympic Committee was accused of engaging in a “publicity stunt” over the wellbeing of the Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. After the former doubles world No 1 accused a former senior Chinese official of sexually assaulting her, the IOC held a video call with Peng last Sunday and subsequently announced she was “safe and well”. Peng, whose whereabouts have been a matter of concern for several weeks, appeared at a dinner and a children’s tennis tournament in Beijing last weekend. But the assurances did little to quell the concerns of human rights groups and the Women’s Tennis Association.


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