The Peng Shuai case has finally arrived in world politics. On day one after the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) suspended all tennis tournaments in China, the country is fuming. Support for the WTA’s tournament cancellation around the world is strong, and Beijing is likely to take note. The attempt to get rid of Peng’s accusations of sexual assault by Ex-Vice-President Zhang Gaoli with dubious methods has failed spectacularly – mainly thanks to the WTA.
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