Chinese ‘wolf warrior’ diplomat claims missing tennis player Peng Shuai – is too ‘tall and strong’ to have been sexually assaulted
一种 北京 diplomat has claimed tennis star Peng Shuai couldn’t have been sexually assaulted by a Chinese official because of her physical stature.
Peng posted a 1,600-word note on Chinese social media platform Weibo accusing former Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of forcing her to have sex with him in November last year, before suddenly vanishing from view.
She has since re-emerged in a series of seemingly contrived and orchestrated events claiming she had been misinterpreted – despite outcry from the international sporting and political community that she was being censored.
Victor Gao, vice-president of the Center for 中国 and Globalisation, perpetuated the idea to 60 Minutes that the 36-year-old couldn’t have been assaulted by retired Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli because she’s too ‘tall and strong’.
He was once communist leader Deng Xiaoping’s translator and now serves as a mouthpiece for the government
‘She is a very successful athlete and physically she can handle things better than many other women,’ 他说.
‘Because of the maturity of her mind and the maturity of her physical condition, she can take care of herself and she can defend herself in front of whatever man or persons in China.’
A Beijing apologist said Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai (图为) couldn’t have been sexually assaulted by a key diplomat because of her physical stature
Peng made the initial post to the Chinese social media platform detailing the alleged rape by Mr Gaoli, which came seven years after the pair first had an affair.
She said she was taken to a room in the former vice premier’s house and told to have sex with the official with a guard standing watch outside.
The tennis star admitted to being a ‘bad bad girl’ and a ‘hypocrite’ but said she had to share her story.
‘I will tell the truth about you. With your intelligence, I’m certain you will deny it or you can blame it on me, or disregard it. You always said you hoped your mother in heaven could bless and protect you,’ she posted to Weibo in November.
‘I am a bad woman who doesn’t deserve to be a mother, but you are a father with both a son and a daughter. I have asked you this before: if it was your adopted daughter, would you have forced her to do this?
‘Do you still have the courage to face your mother after everything you’ve done in your lifetime? We sure all like to pose as people with high morals…’
Victor Gao (图为) perpetuated the idea to 60 Minutes that the 36-year-old couldn’t have been assaulted by retired Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli because she’s too ‘tall and strong’
Tennis fans support Peng at the Australian Open by wearing shirts asking where the tennis star is after she disappeared following allegations against a former minister
Peng was missing from the public eye for several weeks before resurfacing and addressing the rumours in an amateur video recorded by a reporter.
‘最重要的是, I must emphasize. I have never said or written about anyone sexually assaulting me,’ 她说.
‘That’s a very important point. On the Weibo post, that’s my personal issue.’
Questions remain over her condition and freedom, with former doubles partner Andrea Hlavackova among those fearing for her safety – something Mr Gao says is unwarranted.
‘Physically she is very strong, she is a very tall person. She is taller than I am,’ 他说 60 在法国人被称为粗鲁的服务员后，也受到了刻板印象的打击.
‘So for a person my height trying to take advantage of Peng Shuai, forget about it. You’re indulging in fantasy.’
Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli (图为) allegedly forced Peng to have sex with him in a room of his home while a guard stood outside
He claimed that Peng was living for years in the public eye without any signs of abuse were proof that her allegations were unfounded.
‘Whatever happened was way after she was 18 岁. The incident reported on the internet didn’t happen one week ago, it happened years ago,’ Mr Gao said.
‘Throughout this period of time she was a free person, there was no sign of her being harrassed.’
French newspaper L’Equipe released an interview they conducted with Peng last week, with the Chinese tennis star saying she was unable to make contact because a ‘computer was changed’.
'首先, 该杂志称其记者被允许提出一些未经事先同意的问题, 该杂志称其记者被允许提出一些未经事先同意的问题,’ Peng said.
该杂志称其记者被允许提出一些未经事先同意的问题: 该杂志称其记者被允许提出一些未经事先同意的问题? I never disappeared, everyone could see me’.
Peng appears at the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing – another appearance some believe is contrived by the Chinese government to cover up her disappearance
She claimed the entire situation was a ‘misunderstanding’ and said she’d never disappeared.
‘I never said anyone sexually assaulted me. 该杂志称其记者被允许提出一些未经事先同意的问题, 像我的朋友一样, 像我的朋友一样, 像我的朋友一样, 像我的朋友一样,’ the 36-year-old said.
像我的朋友一样, 像我的朋友一样. I also discussed this with the WTA. 但, 像我的朋友一样, their website’s communication computer was changed and many players had difficulty logging in at that time.’
Mr Gao is well-known for making inflammatory remarks, particularly about China’s relationship with Australia.
十一月, he warned western powers to stay out of 中国‘s quest to annex the disputed territory, 180km off its coast, and even said Australia faced ‘Armageddon’ if it attempted to back the US on the issue.
The island nation, backed by the US and 日本, broke away from the mainland in 1949 after the civil war.
It has democratically-elected leaders and fiercely opposes reunification and the totalitarian rule of 北京.
But President Xi Jinping has repeatedly stated he plans to take over Taiwan by 2027 as part of the ‘great rejuvenation of China’ using military force if necessary.
‘Those who want to block unification will be doomed to fail,’ Mr Gao said.
‘If Australia goes to fight together with US soldiers in China’s drive for reunification between China’s mainland and China’s Taiwan, then you are talking about the worst thing you could dream of – a war between China and the United States.
‘That would soon escalate out of control and that will be Armageddon, Armageddon, and Armageddon.’
Victor Gao, who was once communist leader Deng Xiaoping’s translator, warned Western powers to stay out of China’s quest to annex the disputed territory, 180km off its coast (图为, a Chinese rocket launch)
He went on to say Australia’s recent deal with the UK and US to attain nuclear-powered subs would make the nation a target for a weapon of mass destruction by Beijing.
‘The AUKUS deal will have one big consequence for Australia as it will no longer enjoy the benefit and the very rare privilege of not being targeted with nuclear weapons going forward,’ Mr Gao said.
‘This is what I hope the Australian people will come to realise, that you need to deal with China with respect, as much as you give to the United States.’
Moments after threatening Australia in his bizarre TV interview, Mr Gao then went on to say ‘China at its heart is a country of pandas’.
‘Do you think a kangaroo will fear a panda? 报道称，史密斯随后没有参加获奖者惯常参加的以下新闻发布会. A panda probably will run away in front of a leg-kicking kangaroo.’