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Dec 03 2021
“Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai went missing for 18 days after accusing former Chinese Communist party leader Zhang Gaoili of sexual assault back on Nov. 2… The former French Open and Wimbledon doubles champion claimed retired Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli forced her into sex three years ago in a since-deleted online post to the Chinese social-media site Weibo. Peng has not been seen in publicThe Flip Side
Nov 22 2021
Shortly after Peng Shuai, one of China's most popular tennis players, levelled allegations of sexual assault against a former senior politician on social-media site Weibo, her personal feed was censored.
That was on 2 November. Concern over her well-being and whereabouts have persisted since then.
We've looked at the timeline of events on that day to understand the onlineBBC Fact Check
Jan 25 2022
The Australian Open tennis tournament has reversed its ban on "political" T-shirts with the phrase "Where is Peng Shuai?"
The sport's governing body in Australia, Tennis Australia, said the shirts activists were wearing and planning to distribute to raise awareness about Shuai, a Chinese tennis star who disappeared in November of last year, would now be allowed into the tournament afterWashington Examiner
Dec 02 2021
Following the news that the Women’s Tennis Association has suspended all WTA tournaments in China — including in Hong Kong — the International Olympics Committee (IOC) announced a second call with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai held on Wednesday.
“We share the same concern as many other people and organisations about the well-being and safety of Peng Shuai,” the IOC said in a statementThe Daily Wire
Feb 10 2022
The Olympics have been in a state of moral crisis for some time now, mired in countless controversies over bribery, corruption, financial waste, cheating, environmental damage, forced displacement of local residents and, more recently, the pandemic. But as the Times sports columnist Kurt Streeter wrote last week, “Beijing 2022 sits at a whole other level of discord.”
Casting the darkestNew York Times (Opinion)
Feb 09 2022
Viewership for the Olympics is down (way down) from 2018, to an audience for the 2022 opening ceremonies that was 43 percent smaller than that which watched the winter games in 2018. But that still leaves millions of Americans choosing to watch the international contest, which is fine. Unlike the situation in many other countries, U.S. Olympic teams are supported by those who spend of theirReason
Feb 09 2022
Sports were never a durable shelter from the world for anyone who wasn’t privileged enough, or naïve enough, to turn them into one. Every game fits into the world it inhabits, for good or ill. The Olympics are even more enmeshed in the rest of the world than other sporting events, as evidenced by the massive political operations that go into landing them for host countries in the first place,Slate
Feb 09 2022
Americans' concerns about the Chinese government's human rights abuses, surveillance and international competitiveness — and fears of another COVID-19 outbreak — are driving down enthusiasm about this year's Winter Olympics, according to a new Axios-Momentive poll.
The big picture: Seven in 10 survey respondents disapprove of allowing China to host these Olympics — but half plan to tuneAxios
Feb 18 2022
Inside the Potemkin village of China’s propaganda, the Winter Olympics have unfolded as an unalloyed success, a celebration of sports and political harmony that has obscured — critics say whitewashed — the country’s flaws and rights abuses.
At Beijing 2022, the hills are snowy, not brown as usual this time of year. A Uyghur skier is the symbol of national unity, the tennis player PengNew York Times (News)
Feb 04 2022
“The 2022 Winter Olympics open Friday [in Beijing] under heavy security and warnings from officials that athletes or others could face legal action if they speak out on human rights or other touchy issues. The Games are a reminder of both China’s rise and its disregard for civil liberties, which has prompted a diplomatic boycott led by the United States…
“Rights groups have documentedThe Flip Side