China’s weak efforts to promote Peng Shuai The controversy under the rug is being brought out across the globe. She mysteriously disappeared after accusing former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault in a social media post. Tennis stars and top leaders have repeatedly pressured China to clarify the matter.
The Chinese government has come up with some creative solutions to end this controversy. They issued a letter, allegedly written by Peng, to the President of the WTA. However, the letter is not considered reliable evidence. So, to prove that Peng was safe, the Chinese authorities organized a video call between Peng and Thomas Bach, also called ‘staged’, and in the end, WTA decided take a strong step to reprimand China.
“None of this is acceptable, nor is it acceptable”: WTA President Steve Simon reprimands China for not doing what was necessary in Peng Shuai’s case
The WTA has decided to take a strong step to defraud China on a global level so that it can be forced to tell the truth. In a statement, the WTA made it clear that it has decided to suspend all WTA tournament in China because it failed to do what was needed in such a serious case.
“The Chinese leadership has not addressed this very serious problem in any credible way. While we now know where Peng is, I really doubt she is free, safe, and free from censorship, coercion, and intimidation.,” the statement read. “The WTA has been clear about what is needed here, and we reiterate our call for a full and transparent investigation – without censorship – into Peng Shuai’s alleged sexual assault.,” It read further.
“With the full support of the WTA Board of Directors, I would like to announce the immediate suspension of all WTA tournaments in China, including Hong Kong.,” the statement read more. Needless to say, tennis fans around the world were overjoyed with the decision and they praised the WTA’s stance.
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