Patrons of Wentworth Club have been locked in a drawn-out battle with the club’s new owners in recent years. Photo: Reuters
Peter Simpson
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Peter Simpson

Beijing-style gagging order to stop Wentworth Golf Club members speaking out backfires on Chinese owners

Attempt to quell members’ dissent with new rules creates another storm at ‘golf club with Chinese characteristics’

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Patrons of Wentworth Club have been locked in a drawn-out battle with the club’s new owners in recent years. Photo: Reuters
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.