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Chinese tennis athlete accuses former top Communist Party official of sexual assault


By Emily Feng

November 3, 2021

BEIJING – In a long, confessional social media post on Tuesday night, a celebrated Chinese athlete described her alleged assault ten years ago at the hands of one of the country’s most powerful Communist Party officials at the time, which she says happened while someone stood guard outside the bedroom door.

“I was so scared that afternoon,” Peng Shuai wrote in her post on the Chinese social media site Weibo. “I never gave consent, crying the entire time.”

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