China chafes at exit of women’s tennis body in solidarity with Peng

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By Brenda Goh and Frank Pingue BEIJING (Reuters) -Beijing took umbrage on Thursday at the suspension of Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tournaments in China in solidarity with Peng Shuai after the player made a sexual assault accusation then disappeared from public view. Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin did not directly mention the WTA but pointedly said China “opposes the politicization of sports”. In an editorial, the Global Times newspaper, published by the ruling Communist Party’s People’s Daily, said the WTA was betrayi…

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