Peng Shuai: Weibo post started ‘unfortunate mix-up’


→Ms Peng, seen here at the Australian Open in 2019, demanded she never vanished from public life


Tennis star Peng Shuai says there has been an unfortunate mix-up over a post where she asserted she was constrained into having sexual relations with a previous Chinese party pioneer.

The post via web-based media was immediately erased and Ms Peng was not seen for quite a long time, igniting caution for her government assistance.

The meeting, with L’Equipe, was under profoundly controlled conditions.

The BBC’s Beijing reporter Stephen McDonell contrasted it with a promulgation work out.

French paper L’Equipe needed to submit inquiries ahead of time, and the meeting was directed at the Winter Olympics under the presence of an agent from China’s Olympic Committee. The agent additionally interpreted her remarks from Chinese.

Ms Peng told the power source she was carrying on with a typical life – a line which has additionally been utilized by Chinese state authorities about her already. She likewise communicated a debt of gratitude is in order for the worry coordinated towards her.

  • I might want to know: why such concern? I never said anybody physically attacked me, she told L’Equipe.
  • On 2 November, Ms Peng had distributed a 1,600-word article on Chinese social stage Weibo where she denounced previous Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of constraining her to engage in sexual relations with him.

In the months that followed, Ms Peng denied making the allegations.

In the L’Equipe talk with, she rehashed the forswearing.

This post has brought about an unfortunate mix-up from the rest of the world. I trust that the importance of this post will as of now not be wound. What’s more I additionally trust that we don’t add more publicity to this, she said.

She additionally added that she had erased the post herself since she needed to. In any case, she didn’t expand on how the post had been misconstrued.

The meeting was conceded to the French outlet following authorization from the Chinese Olympic Committee. The power source said notwithstanding submitting inquiries before the meeting, it had the option to ask more on the day.