• 27 June, 2022
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Peng Shuai

Olympics-Rule 50 on political protests a conundrum for athletes in Beijing

By Karolos Grohmann BEIJING (Reuters) - Athletes considering staging political protests during the Beijing 2022 Winter Games will have to negotiate the International Olympic Committee's Rule 50 which originally banned…

Amid pandemic and protest, Olympics return to a changed China

By Tony Munroe BEIJING (Reuters) - The Beijing Winter Olympics kick off in a week, putting sports at centre-stage following preparations that have been clouded by diplomatic boycotts and the…

Yao Ming says he and Peng Shuai ‘chatted merrily’ at event last month

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming said on Monday that tennis star Peng Shuai, who became the subject of concern after she accused a former senior politician of…

French minister says no diplomatic boycott for Beijing Olympics

PARIS (Reuters) -France will not follow the lead of some other Western governments and launch a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing although human rights abuses in China…

Tennis-No World Tennis Tour events in China in 2022, says ITF source

(Reuters) - There will be no World Tennis Tour events held in China in 2022, an International Tennis Federation (ITF) source confirmed to Reuters on Thursday. The source did not…

EU calls on China to show proof of tennis star’s wellbeing

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union called on Beijing on Tuesday to show proof of the wellbeing of tennis star Peng Shuai, adding its voice to international concern about her…

Where is Zhang Gaoli? Chinese politician accused by tennis star Peng keeps out of sight

By Yew Lun Tian BEIJING (Reuters) - Even as Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai appeared on a video call with the Olympics chief, the former vice premier she accused of…

China urges ‘certain people’ to stop ‘politicization’ of Peng Shuai situation

By Gabriel Crossley BEIJING (Reuters) -China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that "certain people" should stop the "malicious hyping" and "politicization" of the issue of tennis star Peng Shuai, as…

Analysis: In Peng case, a glimpse into the machinery of Beijing’s control

By Gabriel Crossley and Yew Lun Tian BEIJING (Reuters) - Tennis star Peng Shuai's sexual assault allegation and its aftermath have brought the realities of China's censorship and secrecy around…