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‘We will not stop’: ‘Where is Peng Shuai’ T-shirts appear at Australian Open final

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Activists handing out “Where is Peng Shuai” T-shirts at the Australian Open say they will take their campaign to other grand slams and not cease until they are satisfied of the Chinese tennis player’s safety. Seven da...

Australian Open reverses its ban on ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts

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The Australian Open has reversed its ban on ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts following widespread backlash to the tournament’s claim they constituted “commercial or political” material, but banners will still be prohib...

Martina Navratilova says Tennis Australia is ‘capitulating’ to China over Peng Shuai

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Tennis great Martina Navratilova has condemned as “pathetic” the Australian Open’s decision to stop fans wearing ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts, accusing Tennis Australia of “capitulating” to China. Late last week sp...

Tennis Australia defends banning ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts at Australian Open

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Tennis Australia maintains Peng Shuai’s safety is its “primary concern” despite asking fans at Melbourne Park to remove T-shirts and a banner bearing the words “Where is Peng Shuai?” Australian Open players have conti...

Peng Shuai appearance fails to address concerns for tennis star’s wellbeing, says WTA

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The Women’s Tennis Association said an appearance on Sunday by Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai did not address its concerns about her wellbeing. Peng said on Sunday that she had never accused anyone of sexually assault...

Video of Peng Shuai appears online as fears over wellbeing persist

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Fresh footage of the Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has emerged online as concerns over her wellbeing persist outside the country. On Sunday, Qingqing Chen, a senior journalist at the state-owned Global Times, posted ...

Peng Shuai: International Tennis Federation does not want to ‘punish 1.4bn people’ with a China boycott

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The International Tennis Federation has reportedly said it will not cancel any tournaments in China over concerns for Peng Shuai, because it does not want to “punish 1.4 billion people”. The ITF – the world governing ...

WTA does the right thing in standing up to China over Peng Shuai

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When the Russian tanks roll westward, what defence for you and me? Colonel Sloman’s Essex Rifles? Or the 66-year-old chairman of the WTA? Well, there’s an unusual thing. It turns out there is at least one body in spor...

Peng Shuai needs more than ‘quiet diplomacy’. If she can be silenced, no Chinese athletes are safe

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When I first experienced abuse as an athlete, I made a vow to myself to never tell anyone. Ever. I was worried that I wouldn’t be believed, but also the thought that anyone would know me as a “victim” mortified me. On...

China hits back at WTA boycott as IOC talks again to Peng Shuai

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China has attacked the Women’s Tennis Association’s boycott in response to the treatment of Peng Shuai, as the International Olympic Committee claimed to have had a second video chat with the player. Wang Wenbin, a fo...

WTA suspends tournaments in China amid concern for Peng Shuai

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The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has announced the suspension of all tournaments in China amid concerns about the safety of the Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, following weeks of a high-profile row with Beijing ov...

Zhang Gaoli: official accused by Peng Shuai remains out of public eye

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For the past three weeks, the world has been asking #WhereIsPengShuai, after the Chinese tennis star alleged on social media she was sexually assaulted by a former senior government official. Peng’s allegations, publi...

Can WTA Tour thrive should its ties to China be severed over Peng Shuai?

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Amid global concern for tennis player Peng Shuai, Tennis Australia posted a job advertisement demonstrating the importance of China to a sport currently at odds with it. The successful applicant for the role of “Socia...

The disappearance of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

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The Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai vanished after making an allegation of sexual assault against a senior political figure. Her subsequent reappearance has raised more questions than answers ...

Peng Shuai: China faces global backlash over disappearance of tennis star – video report

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Western governments and senior sports figures are increasingly calling on China to provide evidence of tennis player Peng Shuai's wellbeing, after state-owned media published unverified footage of her that raised more...

China condemns ‘malicious hyping’ over Peng Shuai

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China’s foreign ministry has accused unnamed people of “malicious hyping” in the case of the tennis star Peng Shuai, in a hardline and unrepentant response to questions in the west over her wellbeing. The whereabouts ...

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