WTA: Chinese Tennis Star’s Call With IOC Is Not Enough-Dorothy Li

Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai’s video call with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) doesn’t address or alleviate the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) concern about her well-being, the WTA said on Nov.22. Global concerns about the former doubles world number one tennis player mounted following a rare, public sexual assault allegation she made against a retired top Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official on Nov. 2. The 1,500-character post was not visible on her verified Twitter-like Weibo account after around half an hour, and the 35-year-old player also disappeared from the public eye for almost three weeks. Journalists of China’s state media, Global Times, posted photos and videos on Nov. 21, showing Peng’s smiling face at a children’s tennis tournament in Beijing. A day earlier, Hu Xijin, the tabloid’s editor in chief, posted video clips on Twitter, saying Peng was having dinner with her coach and friends. But these efforts still failed … Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai’s video call with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) doesn’t address or alleviate the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) concern about her well-being, the WTA said on Nov.22. Global concerns about the former doubles world number one tennis player mounted following a rare, public sexual assault allegation she made against a retired

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