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WTA calls on China to investigate allegations by Peng Shuai of assault

  • Peng makes allegation of sexual assault against politician
  • ‘Peng Shuai, and all women, deserve to be heard, not censored’

The WTA Tour on Sunday called on the Chinese government to investigate allegations of sexual assault made by Peng Shuai against a former Chinese vice premier while also demanding an end to censorship of the former top-ranked doubles player.

Peng, one of China’s biggest sporting stars, alleged on her Weibo social media account on 2 November that Zhang Gaoli, who became a member of the Politburo Standing Committee – China’s top decision-making body – coerced her into sex and they later had an on-off consensual relationship.

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