Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai’s Accusation Against Retired Top Leader Causes Online Stir

A uncommon community accusation of sexual assault aimed at a retired senior Chinese formal has rocketed close to China’s internet and turned a highlight on perceived abuses by strong political figures.

Peng Shuai, a expert tennis star, accused Zhang Gaoli, who served as vice premier from 2013 to 2018, of sexual assault in a post Tuesday evening on her verified account on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform, exactly where she has much more than 50 % a million followers.