China Protests ‘Politicization of Sports’ After Suspension of Women’s Tennis
Chinese authorities protested the departure of international women’s tennis amid concerns over the safety of star player Peng Shuai, while at the same time moving to suffocate a brief flurry of online chatter about the news. The Women’s Tennis Association made good on threats to halt its events in China, saying on Wednesday that it […]

Chinese authorities protested the departure of international women’s tennis amid concerns over the safety of star player Peng Shuai, while at the same time moving to suffocate a brief flurry of online chatter about the news.

The Women’s Tennis Association made good on threats to halt its events in China, saying on Wednesday that it isn’t satisfied that Ms. Peng is safe following an allegation of sexual assault against a retired senior government official made last month on her verified social-media account.

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