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U.S. Backs WTA’s Halt to China Tennis Tournaments Over Peng Shuai

  • State Department remains concerned about her well-being
  • IOC has said it’s using quiet diplomacy ahead of Olympics
Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai

Source: Xinhua News Agency

The State Department welcomed the Women’s Tennis Association’s suspension of tournaments in China over the silencing of Peng Shuai, backing a decision condemned by Chinese officials.

“We have not seen or heard anything that allays our concerns for her well-being,” a department spokesperson said by email on Saturday.