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Tennis players take on Communist Party: Where is Peng Shuai?

China Tennis Peng
Posted at 8:11 PM, Nov 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-20 23:11:28-05

Some of the world’s most famous tennis players are distraught by the disappearance of colleague Peng Shuai and are challenging China’s Communist Party to get answers.

So far it’s a standoff with little visible impact as tennis players like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal — joined by tennis governing bodies, human rights groups, and at least one athletes’ lobby — try to turn their profiles into power.

Peng disappeared after making allegations two weeks ago of sexual assault against former vice premier Zhang Gaoli who was a member of the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee and a lieutenant of General Secretary Xi Jinping.