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An alleged email from Peng Shuai’s retreat sparks concern for tennis player

WorldAn alleged email from Peng Shuai's retreat sparks concern...

  • The player had condemned two weeks ago that a senior party official forced her to have sex.

  • The president of the women’s circuit questions the authorship of the ‘e-mail’ and demands “credible evidence that she is safe and sound”.

The maneuver is clumsy, even by Chinese standards. The national press shrugs off the absence of news about a tennis player who condemned the sexual assault of a Gyrfalcon E-mail held him responsible. He says peng shui Who is not in danger or missing, but is resting at home, withdraws charges of forcing her to have sex, appreciates Worry Global and asks that no further information be published without confirming it with him. The potential and immediate increase in discomfort following its publication underscores China‘s inability to understand the most elementary mechanisms of modern communication.

mail was addressed to Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), which has led the call for answers. your president, Steve Simon, has expressed doubts about Peng’s authorship and stands by his request for “credible evidence that he is safe and sound”. The presence of the mail on the English version of the Chinese public television CGTN and the absence of an echo in the local press suggest that an international audience was sought.

The story involves two personalities from sports and politics. Peng, 35, has won Wimbledon and Roland Garros championships in doubles with his Taiwanese teammate over the past decade. zhang gaolikThe 75-year-old was one of seven members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo in the president‘s first term, Xi Jinping, and he retired as Deputy Prime Minister in 2018. His link, as is customary among the political elite, was unknown until Peng posted it on his account two weeks ago. Weibo, the most famous Chinese forum, writing 1,500 words. Since then, Peng has not appeared in public again.

In the message, a . describe the disturbance extramarital affairs for a decade. She begins by acknowledging the lack of clarity in her story and describing herself as a “hypocrite” and a “bad woman“, apparently acting as an intelligent lover. It recounts the daily humiliation faced by the wife and the joy of the early years despite the mother hiding the relationship. He also talks about his restlessness after Zhang’s sudden oblivion and delves into the calls he received after much silence three years ago. The politician invited him to his house. “Why do you come back to me, take me home and force me to have sex?” The player wonders. “during the afternoon I refused and cried (…) He was still reticent during dinner. You told me that you hate me, that you will never forget me in those seven years and that you will treat me well & mldr; i was scared and worried. Seeing the affection I had for you seven years ago, I agreed. Yes, we had sex. “Then more arguments come and another sudden disappearance of Zhang” as in seven years ago. “I know someone as important as you that you are not worried about.” But I don’t care if an egg hits a rock or a fly that flies in flames, I want to tell the reality of what happened between us,” he says.

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protest ‘Me too‘There has been no stranger’ China, with a patriarchal and hierarchical society that wielded sexual harassment down the rug. Academics, celebrities and journalists have been punished in recent years traditionally unpublished practices, However, the present matter has reached the elite of power for the first time. It does so even after President Xi Jinping imposed Code of conduct for their rank. no wonder you condemn them Corruption reach lined up with signs extramarital lover As the result of a decadent attitude.

The chorus of the Tennis Guild is not stopping. i like champions Novak Djokovik, Naomi Osaka hey Chris Evert He has expressed his concern for Peng. WTA President Simon has revealed that his organization is considering its future in China if it does not receive a concrete answer. China is facing a big problem all the global light is pointing at it, and it will need more than an email to solve it.

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