/ 16 November 2021

Chinese tennis champ missing

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

China’s Peng Shuai may not be the biggest name in world tennis, but recently she made some big allegations. Peng accused former Vice Premier (kinda like an Aussie cabinet minister) Zhang Gaoli of “coercing” her to have sex with him. She also said they had an on-off consensual relationship for about 10 years after the incident. She says there is no evidence supporting her accusations, which are the first of their kind levelled at a Chinese official as senior as Zhang. That was almost 2 weeks ago, and she has not been seen or heard from since… Fans and fellow players, including American great Chris Evert, have taken to social media calling for confirmation that she is safe. And yesterday, the Women’s Tennis Association called for a full investigation. The #MeToo movement has been largely quashed by Chinese authorities after allegations against prominent men hit the headlines in 2018.

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