Peng Shuai: International Tennis Federation does not want to ‘punish 1.4bn people’ with a China boycott

Peng Shuai: International Tennis Federation does not want to ‘punish 1.4bn people’ with a China boycott

Peng Shuai: International Tennis Federation does not want to ‘punish 1.4bn people’ with a China boycott

The Guardian says The International Tennis Federation has said it will not cancel any tournaments in China over concerns for Peng Shuai, because it does not want to “punish 1.4 billion people”.

The ITF – the world governing body for the sport – had been facing calls to join the Women’s Tennis Association in suspending all tournaments in China over the government’s refusal to provide assurances of Shuai’s wellbeing.

Peng, a former doubles world No 1, was not seen for several weeks after she posted an essay to social media accusing the former vice-premier of China, Zhang Gaoli, of sexually assaulting her. After Chinese authorities failed to initiate an investigation or provide assurances of her wellbeing which satisfied the WTA and its chief executive Steve Simon, the organisation announced it was suspending all tournaments in China.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/dec/06/peng-shuai-international-tennis-federation-does-not-want-to-punish-14bn-people-with-a-china-boycott


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