Peng Shuai serves against Monica Niculescu of Romania during their women’s singles match at the China Open tournament in Beijing in October 2017. Peng’s safety and freedom are raising concern across the world, and rightly so. Photo: AP
Peng Shuai serves against Monica Niculescu of Romania during their women’s singles match at the China Open tournament in Beijing in October 2017. Peng’s safety and freedom are raising concern across the world, and rightly so. Photo: AP
Shirley Ze Yu
Opinion

Opinion

Shirley Ze Yu

How Peng Shuai’s fate underscores China’s global legitimacy challenge

  • Despite its vaccine donations and firm commitments to reduce carbon emissions, China is still struggling to win the world’s trust
  • As it takes on more global responsibilities, it must overcome the scepticism and show it is a responsible partner

Peng Shuai serves against Monica Niculescu of Romania during their women’s singles match at the China Open tournament in Beijing in October 2017. Peng’s safety and freedom are raising concern across the world, and rightly so. Photo: AP
Peng Shuai serves against Monica Niculescu of Romania during their women’s singles match at the China Open tournament in Beijing in October 2017. Peng’s safety and freedom are raising concern across the world, and rightly so. Photo: AP
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