Scepticism about Peng Shuai’s safety is condemned by China’s foreign ministry as’malicious hyping.’


Skepticism about Peng Shuai’s safety is condemned by China’s foreign ministry as “malicious hyping.”

Western skepticism about tennis star Peng Shuai’s safety has been branded’malicious hyping’ by China’s foreign ministry.

China’s foreign ministry has slammed the west, accusing unnamed individuals of’malicious hyping’ over tennis star Peng Shuai’s health.

Peng, a former world number one in doubles, claimed on November 2 that China’s former vice premier Zhang Gaoli had sexually assaulted her in a message on Weibo.

Following the allegation, she was not seen in public, causing her safety to be a global concern.

To prove her safety, Chinese state media has released an email, photos of Peng, and arranged a video call with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.

These efforts to demonstrate Peng’s well-being have been met with skepticism, particularly by the Women’s Tennis Association, which has threatened to pull its events from China.

Countries are reportedly considering boycotting the Beijing Winter Olympics in February, but China’s foreign ministry downplayed the incident, insisting that it is not a global issue.

“This is not a diplomatic issue,” Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry, said at a regular press briefing on Tuesday.

“I believe everyone has noticed she has recently attended some public events and also held a video call with IOC President Bach,” says the source.

“I hope that malicious hyping, let alone politicization, is no longer tolerated.”

Since the 35-year-old made her allegation public, mentions of Peng’s name have been heavily censored.

However, an online campaign using the hashtag (hashtag)WhereIsPengShuai is still going strong, with celebrities like Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, and Andy Murray expressing their displeasure.

When state media published an email purportedly written by Peng insisting she was ‘fine,’ the movement gained even more traction.

Peng was spotted in Beijing over the weekend and had a video call with Bach on Sunday, according to the IOC.

However, after their attempts to declare her safety were criticized, the organization was accused of staging a ‘publicity stunt’ for Beijing.

“That’s not a safeguarding call by any means,” Nikki Dryden, a human rights lawyer and former Olympic swimmer for Canada, said.

“Tennis should have been able to make that call; it should have been a safeguarding officer, not a publicity stunt.”

Rumors have it that a “publicity stunt” is being planned.

“Brinkwire News Summary.”


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