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EU wants ‘verifiable proof’ Chinese tennis player is safe

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is asking China to release “verifiable proof” that tennis player Peng Shuai is safe. The EU also urged Chinese authorities on Tuesday to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into Peng’s sexual assault allegations against a former Communist Party official. Peng dropped out of public view this month after accusing the former party official of sexual assault. The three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player only has had a few direct contacts with officials outside China since then. Peng told Olympic officials in a Nov. 21 video call from Beijing that she was safe and well, but the EU says it remains concerned about her.

Associated Press

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