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Tennis star accuses high cadre of sexual assault

Tennis player Peng Shuai (35) has accused a senior member of the Chinese Communist Party of sexual harassment. Zhang Gaoli (74) was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the CCP from 2012 to 2017. He is one of the most powerful men in the country. The case comes amid a wave of allegations by the MeToo movement about sexual abuse and the exploitation of positions of power. Peng made her accusation public on social media Weibo, according to numerous media outlets on Wednesday. Her accusation was censored shortly after.

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