China urges ‘certain people’ to stop ‘malicious hyping’ of tennis star Peng Shuai

BEIJING: China’s foreign ministry said today that “certain people” should stop the “malicious hyping” and “politicisation” of the issue of tennis star Peng Shuai, as foreign governments and organisations continue to raise questions around her wellbeing. The whereabouts of Peng, a former doubles world No 1, became a matter of international concern for nearly three weeks after she posted a message on social media alleging that China’s former Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli had sexually assaulted her. She re-appeared over the weekend in Beijing and held a video call with International Olympic…

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