In 2014, Peng Shuai become the first Chinese tennis player, male or female, to be ranked world No.1 doubles by the World Tennis Association.
Despite such an incredible achievement, that’s not what she’s most famous for.
In November 2021, Peng accused former senior Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli of sexually assaulting her. A short time later, she had seemingly disappeared.
His disappearance was quickly followed by the Chinese government releasing a suspicious letter that basically told the world the less we investigate into Peng’s disappearance, the sooner we will know what happened to her.
Now, the Chinese government is releasing live videos of Peng that prove she is alive, but questions are coming up about whether Peng is free to make her own decisions at this point or if she is essentially being held prisoner.
Such sickening behavior by the Chinese government has resulted in the International Olympics Committee (IOC) at least appearing to look in to whether or not the scheduled Olympics will proceed in Beijing. The IOC recently participated in a video call with the Chinese government and Peng Shuai, which was heavily criticized after the IOC appeared to take obvious propaganda from a communist government at face value.
Representative Michael McCaul from Texas, told the IOC that we simply cannot trust China.
“It has been disturbing to see the IOC take statements from CCP propagandists at face value since Peng Shuai’s disappearance, but their promotion of this latest stunt turns the IOC from willfully ignorant into an active participant in the CCP’s mistreatment of Peng.”
To read more about this story, click here.