Le patron de l’Open d’Australie accepte le port de tee-shirts de soutien à Peng Shuai

“Il y a eu des incompréhensions pour certaines personnes qui ne sont pas ici et ne connaissent pas vraiment la vue d’ensemble”, a jugé mardi Craig Tiley. “La situation ces deux derniers jours est que certaines personnes sont venues avec une bannière sur deux grands poteaux et nous ne pouvons pas autoriser cela”, a-t-il ajouté. … Read more

Embarrassed, Beijing once again tries to defuse the Peng Shuai affair

Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai poses with former NBA basketball player Yao Ming (left), Chinese sailing sportswoman Xu Lijia (foreground) and retired Chinese table tennis player Wang Liqin ( behind), at an event in Shanghai, China, in this photo posted to social media on December 19, 2021. TWITTER /QINGQINGPARIS / REUTERS Scoop or staging? For … Read more

Peng Shuai emerges from silence, WTA reaffirms concern

At the beginning of November, in a message published on the Chinese social network Weibo, which had quickly disappeared, Peng Shuai had described a sincere but thwarted sentimental relationship with the former Chinese vice-premier Zhang Gaoli. The player mentioned in particular a “forced” sex with Mr. Zhang, married and 40 years his senior, before and … Read more

Peng Shuai case: Chinese tennis player speaks out for first time on rape accusations she has made

Peng Shuai November 3, 2017, Zhuhai, China. STR / AFP Since November 2, every photo or sequence showing Peng Shuai has been a closely scrutinized event. The Chinese tennis player, who had spoken of having been raped by a top Beijing regime leader, disappeared from circulation before making a few sporadic appearances, regularly raising doubts. … Read more

Patriarchal Structures – What the Peng Shuai case says about the situation of Chinese women

Disappeared from the public after allegations: The Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai accuses the politician Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault. (picture alliance / dpa / Photoshot / Bai Xue) Those in charge in Beijing would probably prefer to rave about their modern sports facilities. but Almost two months before the start of the Winter Olympics … Read more

Peng Shuai case, WTA suspends tournaments in China and Hong Kong in 2022

The WTA has suspended all tournaments planned in China and Hong Kong in 2022: a decision linked to the case of Peng Shuai and the still unclear situation regarding the real condition of the tennis player. Beijing: “Politicization of sport. The Chinese Federtennis expresses its indignation and firm opposition to the initiative, which will also … Read more

Peng Shuai case: by suspending its tournaments in China, the WTA defends human rights against Beijing

Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 21, 2020. ANDY BROWNBILL / AP The Women Tennis Players’ Association (WTA) has followed through on its threats: a week after Chinese state media staged Peng Shuai’s return, it announced on Wednesday 1is December, that it suspended its tournaments in China. On … Read more

Peng Shuai: the IOC claims to have spoken again with the player and defends her approach

China’s Peng Shuai in action during the match against Japan’s Nao Hibino in the Australian Open first round, January 21, 2020. KIM HONG-JI / REUTERS The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has engaged in a new balancing act against the host country of the next Winter Olympics in February. In a press release published Thursday, December … Read more

Olympia, Beijing 2022: IOC reports another video switch with Peng Shuai

A week and a half earlier, the IOC had already spread the news about an initial attack with Peng Shuai. In addition, the IOC presented a picture of a video call with President Thomas Bach, combined with the message that she was well and safe at home – which, however, left more pressing questions for … Read more

WTA “suspends tournaments in China” over Peng Shuai affair

After words, deeds, “whatever the financial consequences”: WTA on Wednesday announced the suspension of women’s tennis tournaments in China, in support of player Peng Shuai who accused a former senior of sexual abuse -communist leader of his country. In a particularly virulent statement, WTA President Steve Simon announced a strong measure of his authority and … Read more