Avoiding the Red Card: The Challenge of Separating Sports and Politics in China
By Hannah Price
In recent years, China's massive market has proven an irresistible lure for Western sporting leagues.
Journalist Who Spoke to Peng Shuai Says Doubts Remain
By John Leicester
The carefully controlled conversation did not answer questions about whether Peng can speak her mind or move freely, and it did not put the controversy to rest.
WTA Pulls Its Tournaments From China Over Concerns for Peng Shuai
By Howard Fendrich
The Women’s Tennis Association said it would not conduct business in China until it was satisfied that Peng was “truly safe and free” and her accusation of sexual assault was being investigated.
Doubts Over Email Raise Concerns for Peng Shuai’s Safety
By Huizhong Wu
The Chinese tennis star has not been seen in public since she posted accusations of sexual assault against a top CCP official.
Tennis and Politics Intertwine in China’s Highest-Profile #MeToo Case to Date
By Lizzi C. Lee
Peng Shuai’s stunning accusation of sexual assault should be situated within a larger context where tennis can be a vehicle for politics – exposing athletes to the possibility of exploitation.
What Peng Shuai’s Story Tells Us About #MeToo in China
By Lü Pin
Peng’s story is an example of a woman sharing her story and demanding justice. That is what has kept #MeToo growing strong since the beginning, despite heavy censorship.
Chinese Tennis Star Accuses Former Top Official of Sexual Assault
By Shannon Tiezzi
Peng Shuai's post broke new ground for the #MeToo movement in China: directly implicating a high-ranking CCP official.
Asia’s Big Year in Tennis
By Samuel Chi
For both men and women, 2014 has been a breakout year for Asian tennis players.
Japan’s Nishikori Makes US Open Semifinal
By Samuel Chi
He becomes the first Asia-born man to make it that far at a Grand Slam tournament.