China warns the world to stop 'maliciously hyping up' tennis star Peng Shuai's sexual assault case against top government official

China warns the world to stop 'maliciously hyping up' tennis star Peng Shuai's sexual assault case against top government official



The Chinese government has said the controversy surrounding tennis star Peng Shuai has been "maliciously hyped up", its most direct response to the sexual assault scandal gripping the news waves .



Peng disappeared from the public eye for almost three weeks after making sexual assault allegations against China's former vice premier, triggering widespread international concern.


Peng, 35, is one of China's top tennis players. In a 1,600-word post on Chinese social media platform Weibo earlier this month, she said former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli - who is 75 - had "forced" her to have sexual relations with him.


"Even if it's just striking a stone with a pebble, or a moth attacking a flame and courting self destruction, I will tell the truth about you," she wrote.Latest Post
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