#WhereIsPengshuai? Feminist activists and sports fans campaign for the missing tennis star · Global Voices

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, 35, has not been seen or heard from since accusing former Chinese Communist top leader Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault through Weibo on November 2.

Peng Shuai’s post accusing the former Chinese vice premier of sexually assaulting her twice in the last ten years was taken offline less than 20 minutes after she posted it on her official Weibo account. Since then, all her social media accounts have been suspended; her name has become a sensitive term on the Chinese Internet, meaning any post that mentions it gets removed; and she has remained silent for two weeks.

The incident has caught the attention of the world’s tennis community. On November 14, Steve Simon, the Chair and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), finally issued a statement demanding a full and transparent investigation into Peng’s allegation…

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