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Where is Feng Shui? The tennis affair endangers the Chinese - Walla! sport

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In the UN and human rights organizations are shouting, the WTA is threatening to cancel any business partnership and take all the tournaments from them, CNN claims the screens are darkened when they report



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Where is Feng Shui?

The tennis affair endangers the Chinese

The UN and human rights groups are shouting, the WTA is threatening to cancel any business partnership and take all the tournaments away from them, CNN claims the screens are darkened as they report the affair and the Chinese continue to lie and fabricate evidence that the 35-year-old tennis player is okay.

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Friday, 19 November 2021, 18:28 Updated: 18:30

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Summary: Sasha Zebrav - Hubert Horkach (Sports 1)

The world continues to deal with the disappearance of Chinese tennis player Feng Shui as Serena Williams, Petra Kabitova, Simona Halp, Gerard Pique and many more good ones post a protest and express sympathy and concern with Shui.



The president of the WTA, the world women's tennis organization, Steve Simon was interviewed by CNN and said that he and the organization are considering withdrawing all their business activities from the country. They will do so, Simon said, if the Chinese government does not release Feng and does not investigate in depth her allegations of sexual assault she experienced from a former senior government official. The Washington Post complimented the WTA president and wrote "Simon is doing what no one else is willing to do: he has threatened to cancel the entire WTA tournament in China, and there are ten of them, including the huge and important tournament of the 2022 round final. And to do any business done with the Chinese until it is known for sure that Feng is safe. "



The Guardian spoke with Mark Dreier, who founded a Chinese sports website in English and tried to explain the WTA's aggressive response to the matter: "It is true that in the last decade the WTA has made huge investments in China, The WTA has learned to live without China. "



The danger for China, according to Dreyer, is that the affair will open up a Pandora's box that will cause many sports organizations to reconsider their involvement with the country.

"A lot of people will follow closely to see what happens with the WTA in the long run. Different leagues have different priorities, but if it becomes a situation where it is impossible to work with China and the rest of the world at the same time, China will be the one to lose."

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Since then Corona China has canceled all international sporting events and the WTA has learned to live without China. "Feng Shui (Photo: GettyImages, Fred Lee)

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Meanwhile in China the affair continues to be dismissed and government spokesman Zhou Lijian said: "The matter is not a diplomatic question and I am not aware of the exact situation".

At the same time, Liz Thrussell, a spokeswoman for the UN human rights organization, said the organization "requires a full transparency investigation into allegations of sexual assault.

I think this should be the form of treatment in any allegation of sexual assault.

It is important that there is responsibility to ensure that justice is done to the victims. "



The International Olympic Committee declined to comment on the explosive issue, saying: "Experience shows that silent diplomacy offers the best opportunity to resolve such issues. This is the explanation why the International Olympic Committee will not respond at this stage." Human Rights Watch reported: "The International Olympic Committee's response to Feng Shui's disappearance is unacceptable. Athletes, sports fans and Olympic sponsors must talk about the issue and demand to know where Feng Shui is." One who responded to the burning issue was Paris 2024 Games director Tony Astanga, who tweeted a picture of Feng Shui with the hashtag and wrote: "We competed in Beijing and London together. Today, like the whole sports community, I am concerned about Feng Shui. We demand transparency in its matter."



In addition, CNN complained that their broadcasts are darkened in China whenever the issue of the disappearance of Feng Shui arises.

Station presenter Anderson Cooper said on the broadcast: "China is once again blocking CNN broadcasts to prevent in-depth reporting regarding tennis star Feng Shui. Whenever CNN covers this story, the Chinese government blocks CNN's broadcasts in the country."

The presenter Erin Burnett also said that "obviously when I talk about this issue, CNN is darkened in China because they do not want it to be broadcast."

Threatens to withdraw all investments and tournaments from China.

Steve Simon (Photo: Reuters)

In the Chinese media of course there is no trace of the disappearance of Feng Shui and related issues.



The top tennis players in the world continue to express public support for Feng Shui by adding the hashtag #WhereisPengShuai. Simona Halp tweeted: "Feng Shui, please know that all tennis players are by your side. We think of you and hope you are okay." Petra Kabitova wrote: "The news about Feng Shui is very annoying. I want to send my full support to my daring friend from the round and pray that she will be found healthy and intact."



Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli wrote: "I fully support the WTA statement. All the tennis players with you are Feng Shui. We will not remain silent until we know you are okay and we have evidence."



The men's tennis organization ATP also released an updated statement from Chairman Andrea Goodenzi, who said: "We are very concerned about the reports and developments in recent days regarding Feng Shui. This issue is bigger than just tennis, as can be seen from the growing concern in our sport and beyond. "Our most important thing and this issue must be clarified to the end. It is very important that there be a credible sign of its situation."

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In recent hours, there has been a speculation that those who can help find Feng Shui are the ITF's non-doping agency, which should know at any given moment where each player is, but it turned out that Shawi is no longer part of the system.

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