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 https://www.reuters.com/article/tennis-wta-china-idUKL1N2SM3FC 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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