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Ashleigh Barty, Victoria Azarenka urge Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai to get in touch
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Ashleigh Barty, Victoria Azarenka urge Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai to get in touch

Previous Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion Peng alleged on social media in November that former Chinese vice-premier Zhang Gaoli forced her into sex during a long-term on-off relationship.

Tennis stars hail WTA’s stand against China as concern grows over Peng Shuai's safety
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Tennis stars hail WTA’s stand against China as concern grows over Peng Shuai's safety

The WTA's move to suspend its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, won the immediate backing of some of the biggest names in tennis, among them men's number one Novak Djokovic and women's tour founder Billie Jean King.

WTA suspends all tournaments in China after 'serious doubts' over Peng Shuai's safety
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WTA suspends all tournaments in China after 'serious doubts' over Peng Shuai's safety

WTA chair and CEO Steve Simon said the move — which could cost the organisation hundreds of millions of dollars — had the "full support" of the tour's board of directors.

Novak Djokovic says he 'supports fully' WTA's decision to suspend tournaments in China
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Novak Djokovic says he 'supports fully' WTA's decision to suspend tournaments in China

WTA Tour chairman Steve Simon on Wednesday announced the "immediate suspension" of all its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong over concerns about the safety of female player Peng Shuai, who accused a top Communist Party official of sexual assault.

WTA still 'deeply concerned' over tennis star Peng Shuai
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WTA still 'deeply concerned' over tennis star Peng Shuai

WTA chairman Steve Simon "has reached out to Peng Shuai via various communication channels. He has sent her two emails, to which it was clear her responses were influenced by others," she said

What the Peng Shuai saga tells us about Beijing's grip on power and desire to crush a #MeToo moment
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What the Peng Shuai saga tells us about Beijing's grip on power and desire to crush a #MeToo moment

The episode shows that when presented with a potential pivotal #MeToo moment, Beijing is prepared to violate its own legal principles and respond with a state-media controlled operation aimed to chill any challenge to CCP authority

US, UN demand proof of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's whereabouts
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US, UN demand proof of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's whereabouts

Peng Shuai has not been seen in public since alleging she was sexually exploited by a former vice-premier of China.

China’s foreign ministry 'not aware' of controversy surrounding Peng Shuai amid increasing international scrutiny
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China’s foreign ministry 'not aware' of controversy surrounding Peng Shuai amid increasing international scrutiny

Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters that the matter was “not a diplomatic question and I’m not aware of the situation.”

United Nations wants proof of missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's well-being
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United Nations wants proof of missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's well-being

The UN Human Rights Office called for a fully-transparent investigation into the former Grand Slam doubles champion's claims against Zhang Gaoli