Assaults on overseas trips. Groping during private lessons. Uncomfortable assignments. Scores of Chinese young women have broken their silence and exposed a drama teacher of years-long predatory behavior and sexual harassment, sparking a #MeToo discussion on social media.
Zhou Xiaoxuan tried to appeal an earlier decision that ruled against her pivotal sexual harassment case. But not even a new legal framework was enough to win her day in court, in yet another setback in China’s embattled #MeToo movement.
In the latest development on Peng Shuai's saga, the Chinese tennis player, whose account of sexual assault by a retired Party official had ignited weeks of international uproar, told a Singaporean newspaper that the controversy was a result of a misunderstanding. But her retraction of previous claims doesn't seem to hold much sway with people concerned about her safety and well-being.
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has become the first global sporting organization to say ‘no’ to the Chinese government, suspending all matches in the country and calling for champion Peng Shuai’s freedom and for her #MeToo allegations to be investigated.
A Chinese tennis star made explosive #MeToo allegations against a former senior government official. Now she has disappeared and the global tennis community is talking about it, but the Chinese government is denying knowledge of the matter.