26 Nov 2021

Asia correspondent Ed White

From Nine To Noon, 9:50 am on 26 November 2021

Ed talks to Kathryn abut why the global concerns about Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai is being seen as a pivotal moment in international engagement with China, and casting doubt on the Beijing Winter Olympics. Peng Shuai made sexual assault allegations against a former senior politician, then her social media feed went quiet, sparking concerns about her wellbeing. Ed also backgrounds why a dispute between Lithuania and China, over Taiwan, is being watched closely. 

Ed White is a correspondent with the Financial Times.

China's Shuai Peng hits a return against Japan's Nao Hibino during their women's singles match on day two of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2020.

Photo: AFP