Beijing warns against ‘politicising’ sport after WTA pulls out of China over Peng Shuai case

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Beijing has said politics should be kept out of sport following the Women’s Tennis Association’s decision to withdraw from China over the case of former champion Peng Shuai, who accused a former senior official of sexual assault.Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the ministry, responded to the withdrawal, which includes tournaments in Hong Kong, by saying: “We’ve already expressed our view. We’ve always been against behaviours politicising sports.”Over the past three weeks, the ministry has…
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