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Peng Shuai


Evicting Peng Shuai t-shirts brings to focus Aus Open’s sponsorship deal with Chinese money

January 25, 2022 9:26 pm

Tennis Australia (TA) defended its stance by saying: “Under our ticket conditions of entry, we don’t allow clothing, banners or signs that are commercial or political.”

Chinese basketball player Yao Ming says he and Peng Shuai 'chatted merrily' last month

January 17, 2022 8:26 pm

Yao Ming said on Monday that tennis star Peng Shuai, who became the subject of concern after she accused a former senior politician of sexually assaulting her, was in good spirits when they appeared at an event last month.

Peng Shuai tells paper she never wrote of being assaulted

December 20, 2021 9:58 am

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has told a Singapore newspaper that she never wrote of having been sexually assaulted, despite a social media post attributed to her posted in November that accused a former top Communist Party official of having forced her into sex.

Beijing silenced Peng Shuai in 20 minutes, then spent weeks on damage control

December 09, 2021 11:21 am

Officials have deleted the accounts of other prominent celebrities, sports stars and intellectuals who have fallen afoul of China’s government, but Peng’s case is different, Xiao said.

Explained: What does WTA stand to lose after pulling out of China

December 03, 2021 6:30 pm

🔴 Tennis players and the likes of the United Nations and Amnesty International have echoed calls for Shuai’s allegations to be investigated transparently, and that her safety be ensured.

WTA 'on the right side of history' in Peng Shuai case, says Billie Jean King

December 02, 2021 12:08 pm

Women's Tennis Association (WTA) founder Billie Jean King said the organisation was on "the right side of history" after it suspended tournaments in China due to concerns over the treatment of Peng Shuai.

WTA suspends China events over Peng Shuai concerns

December 02, 2021 7:43 am

The head of the women's professional tennis tour says all WTA tournaments would be suspended in China because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai.

China’s silence on Peng Shuai shows the limits of Beijing’s propaganda

November 30, 2021 10:45 pm

Beijing seems to be relying on a two-pronged approach of maintaining the silence and waiting for the world to move on.

EU wants 'verifiable proof' Chinese tennis player is safe

November 30, 2021 8:10 pm

Peng, a three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player, dropped out of public view after accusing a former Communist Party official of sexual assault.

WTA remains 'concerned' about Peng's ability to speak freely

November 28, 2021 10:54 am

A week ago, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said he had talked with Peng on a video call.