Why China Can’t Suppress Peng Shuai and His #MeToo Scandal

The Chinese government has become extremely effective in controlling what the country’s 1.4 billion people think and talk about. But influencing the rest of the world is a different matter, as Peng Shuai has rightly shown. Chinese state media and its journalists have produced one piece of evidence after another to prove the star Chinese … Read more

The IOC is too weak to ask the question: Where is Peng Shuai?

That’s the question the International Olympic Committee and its president, Thomas Bach, must be shouting right now – loud, demanding, and aimed at the leadership in China, scheduled to host the Beijing Games in February. But instead of firm demands, we are hearing nothing more than faint, enslaved whispers from the Olympic leadership. Chinese tennis … Read more