WTA relies all tournaments in China because of Peng Shuai
The Chinese Safety And Security Law for Hong Kong, officially: Legislation of individual’s Republic of China to keep nationwide security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Center, comes from National Chinese regulations for Hong Kong and came right into force on 30 June 2020.
The WTA has exposed after the incidents around the disappeared Chinese tennis player Peng Squad with immediate effect all WTA tournaments in China and Hong Kong. The association announced that on Wednesday evening.
I can not ask for a good conscience from our athletes to start there when Peng Squad is not allowed to communicate freely and apparently put under pressure to refute their allegations for sexual attacks, said WTA boss Steve Simon known in a statement.
Peng Squad had written at the beginning of the month in the Twitter-like Medium Weibo, sexually abused from former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Goal (75). The entry was also deleted as numerous Internet entries via Peng, from which every trace was then missing over two weeks.
Nothing of all that is acceptable, nor can it be acceptable, Simon said clearly. If mighty people can suppress women’s voices and rejoice allegations of sexual attacks under the carpet, will suffer the basis on which the founded have an immense setback.
IOC device under pressure
After the disappearance of the 35-year-old Peng, IOC President Thomas Bach had silent for days before he led a video telephone with the athlete, who led it well according to IOC information. There was no word about the allegations expressed by Peng.
Not only the human rights organization Human Rights Watch responded then indignant, also the athletes Germany also criticize the procedure of the IOC. The Ringworm’s risk of legitimizing the systematic reprisals against unpleasant people in China and thus become a collaborator of Chinese governance, said Spokesman Maximilian Klein.
According to the athlete association Global Athlete, the IOC show no explanatory will and therefore comply with the malicious propaganda of the Chinese authorities. Therefore, politicians of the coalition parties of the future federal government demand a diplomatic boycott of the winter games in Beijing.
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We should name the Olympic Games 2022 as that they are: a propaganda show involving the IOC and his sponsors, said Erhard Grundy, sports policy speakers of the Greens in the Bundestag, the FAS. No German politician should participate in this propaganda show.