WTA Chinese Tennis Player Presumed Missing Peng Shuai

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    China is facing pressure from the United Nations over Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's whereabouts as the organization called for an investigation into her allegations of sexual assault.

    Peng, who is one of China's most recognizable sports stars, has not been seen in public since she accused former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of coercing her into sex at his home, according to screenshots of a since-deleted social media post dated November 2.
    "What we would say is that it would be important to have proof of her whereabouts and well being, and we would urge that there be an investigation with full transparency into her allegations of sexual assault," Liz Throssell, the spokesperson of the UN Human Rights office, told reporters in Geneva on Friday.

    "According to available information, the former world doubles No. 1 hasn't been heard from publicly since she alleged on social media that she was sexually assaulted. We would stress that it is important to know where she is and know her state, know about her wellbeing," Throssell said.

    The head of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Steve Simon has said he is willing to lose hundreds of millions of dollars worth of business in China if Peng is not fully accounted for and her allegations are not properly investigated.
    "We're definitely willing to pull our business and deal with all the complications that come with it," Simon said in an interview Thursday with CNN. "Because this is certainly, this is bigger than the business," added Simon.

    Peng Shuai:UN calls for proof of Chinese tennis star's whereabouts - CNN
     
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    This is my first thread in here!! Hoping it's not done wrong.
    I'm honestly surprised that no mentions here of this case
     
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    Here is the image of Peng Shuai
    Hoping she is safe!
     

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    Worried for Peng. This does sound good at all.
     
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    I'm also worried for her.
     
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    Trevor Noah covered this in a video for The Daily Show on YouTube. I'm not sure if I can link, but it's easy to find.

    Peng's disappearance is very concerning IMO.
     
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    Tennis association questions authenticity of email attributed to missing Chinese athlete (nbcnews.com)

    “I have a hard time believing that Peng Shuai actually wrote the email we received or believes what is being attributed to her,” an official said.

    The head of the Women’s Tennis Association cast doubt Wednesday on the veracity of an email attributed to Peng Shuai, the Chinese athlete who hasn’t been seen publicly since a post on her social media account made allegations of sexual assault against a former top official in the Chinese Communist Party.

    Association chairman Steve Simon said in a statement that the email, which was sent to his organization and published by a verified Twitter feed of China’s state-owned English-language satellite news channel, only raised his “concerns about her safety and whereabouts.”...
     
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    NBC Today show coverage
     
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    China says 'not aware' of tennis player Peng Shuai issue (apnews.com)

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Ministry stuck to its line Friday that it wasn’t aware of the controversy surrounding Peng Shuai, the tennis professional who disappeared after accusing a former top official of sexually assaulting her.

    Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters the matter was “not a diplomatic question and I’m not aware of the situation.”

    The ministry has consistently disavowed knowledge of the issue since Peng made her accusation more than two weeks ago.

    The 35-year-old former top-ranked player in women’s doubles won titles at Wimbledon in 2013 and the French Open in 2014. Peng also participated in three Olympics, making her disappearance all the more prominent with Beijing set to host the Winter Games starting Feb. 4.

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that Chinese authorities should “provide independent and verifiable proof of her whereabouts and that she is safe.”0...
     
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    This is a very worrisome situation
     
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    I hope enough pressure on China will result in her reappearance. Glad to see a post about this story. I just hope for the best.
     
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    Also according to CNN there is no proof when and where these photos were taken. As far as I am aware, Winnie the Pooh is banned in China
     
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